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EPA to Announce Millions to Improve Local Water Infrastructure, Water Quality in San Joaquin, Statewide
Release Date: 10/01/2014
Contact Information: City of Fresno: Mark Standriff, Mark.Standriff@fresno.gov California State Water Resources Board: Kathie Smith, 916-341-5263, firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. EPA: Nahal Mogharabi, 213-244-1815, Mogharabi.email@example.com
Agency Highlights water conservation in the city of Fresno, reducing water use by 25%
In addition, EPA will highlight $51 Million to the state that was used to conserve water through the installation of water meters in communities within the City of Fresno. On January 17 Governor Brown declared a drought state of emergency and state law requires home water meters by 2025. Since the installation of the meters was completed in 2014, water usage has decreased by 25%.
WHO: Jared Blumenfeld, EPA Regional Administrator
Tommy Esqueda, Director, Fresno Department of Public Utilities
- Tricia Wathen, Senior Sanitary Engineer, Division of Drinking Water Programs, SWRCB
Meter project participants
WHAT: Announce Millions of Dollars to Improve Water
Highlight Fresno Water Conservation Project
WHEN: Thursday, October 2, 2014
**Media should plan to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Roberts Home
- 5634 W. River Bottom Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
VISUALS: Media can view the installed water meter at the home. Water meters will also be on display. The event will take place in the Robert’s backyard where the San Joaquin River can be seen.
RSVP REQUIRED: *** Credentialed press who would like to attend this event, or for more information please e-mail Nahal Mogharabi, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathie Smith, email@example.com.
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