Treatment Technology Demonstrations Using Practical and Affordable Manganese Treatment for Small Drinking Water Systems Request for Applications (RFA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Science Advisor, Policy, and Engagement
Office of Research and Development
Innovative Water Technology Grant Program
Treatment Technology Demonstrations Using Practical and Affordable Manganese Treatment for Small Drinking Water Systems
This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity.
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2023-ORD-I1
Assistance Listing Number: 66.521
Solicitation Opening Date: September 29, 2023
Solicitation Closing Date: November 15, 2023: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time
Ensuring clean and safe drinking water is important for protecting human health and the environment. While Manganese (Mn) occurs naturally in groundwater and surface water, higher concentrations, previously considered safe, have been found to potentially lead to negative neurological health impacts in vulnerable populations (World Health Organization, 2021). In addition to health concerns, aesthetic issues such as water color and taste, and Mn accumulation in the distribution systems make Mn treatment a priority for many drinking water utilities. Small utilities find Mn treatment challenging due to the complexities of the treatment process, costs, and aging infrastructure. Several technologies have proven to be effective in Mn removal (U.S. EPA, 2021); however, small utilities find it challenging to implement many of these technologies. This Request for Applications (RFA) seeks research demonstrations that evaluate the effectiveness of common Mn treatment technologies in small drinking water systems and provide states, Tribes and small utilities with an improved ability to adopt and implement common Mn treatment technologies.
Innovative Water Technology Request For Applications (RFA) Treatment Technology Demonstrations Using Practical and Affordable Manganese Treatment for Small Drinking Water Systems Informational Webinar Q&A's (pdf)