Report marks 20th anniversary of funding program for wastewater infrastructure projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the “2007 Annual Report on the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Programs, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: 20 Years of Progress.” The report marks the 20th anniversary of the largest federal funding program for wastewater infrastructure projects.
Since its inception, the CWSRF has funded $63 billion in projects to meet water quality needs ranging from wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation and nonpoint source pollution control to estuary and watershed management. In 2007, the programs reached a new high, providing nearly $5.3 billion in assistance to communities of all sizes as well as farmers, small businesses, nonprofits and individuals. That includes $240 million for nonpoint source projects.
The report includes information about new initiatives and recognizes the winners of the 2007 Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) Awards. For a copy of the report, visit: www.epa.gov/owmitnet/cwfinance/cwsrf/ .