WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 03, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) announced that Massachusetts has been awarded $63.7 million by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.
The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program, also administrated by the MassDEP and MA Clean Water Trust, received $16.3 million. EPA’s funding provides low-interest loans to finance improvements to drinking water systems, with a particular focus on providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.
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