- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $18.2 million to Rhode Island to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, and replace aging infrastructure.

The EPA said Tuesday it is financing improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.

The state’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund received $9.4 million to provide low-interest loans for projects to improve wastewater treatment systems, control pollution from storm water runoff, and protect sensitive water bodies and estuaries.

The state’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund received $8.8 million to provide low-interest loans for projects to improve drinking water systems, particularly in small and disadvantaged communities and for programs that encourage pollution prevention.

The EPA has awarded Rhode Island about $443 million for clean water infrastructure improvements since the beginning of the program.



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