- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut has been awarded a $26 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assist in financing improvements to water systems across the state.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/1OFlBXh ) the money will be used primarily to upgrade Connecticut’s sewage plants and drinking water systems in addition to replacing aging infrastructure.

Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA New England, says the funding will help pay for projects needed to improve water quality and protect drinking water in the state.

Connecticut Department of Health commissioner Jewel Mullen says the capital improvement projects are “critical to protecting public health.”

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials say the improvements require a major financial investment and the EPA grant helps the state move toward achieving its water quality goals.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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