Aug 13, 2010

EPA Awards Grant to De Soto, Kan., for Drinking Water Project

Agency awards $485,000 to improve drinking water system

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $485,000 to the city of De Soto, Kan., for improvements to the drinking water system.

“Clean drinking water is essential for both healthy communities and healthy economies in Kansas,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks. “These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the construction project, which is estimated to cost $1.2 million.”

The purpose of the project is to replace pipeline constructed in the 1940s. The pipeline is a source of frequent breaks and loss of service. The loss of water increases the costs to ratepayers and each break has the potential to introduce contaminants to the drinking water.