Dec 31, 2014

EPA Grant Allocated to Protect New Mexico's Water

The grant will go toward implementing, maintaining and evaluating water systems in the state

New Mexico, Water Conservation, Drinking Water, EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided New Mexico with a $605,300 grant to protect drinking water in the state earlier this month. The grant will go toward implementing, maintaining and evaluating water systems in the state.

Millions of Americans receive drinking water every day from their public water systems. EPA works with states and other organizations to protect against naturally occurring and man-made contaminants that can be found in drinking water.

The grant was awarded as part of the Public Water System Supervision Program, created to help states, territories and tribes develop and implement the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The grants help eligible organizations enforce the requirements of the act and ensure that water systems comply with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

Photo: Thomas Shahan/Wikimedia Commons

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