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Delaware Awarded $792,230 for Surface Water Protection

Release Date: 6/1/2004
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

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PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $792,230 grant to implement surface water protection programs in Delaware.

“It is important that states continue to give a high priority to protecting surface water from everyday sources of pollution. These sources include storm water runoff and discharges from industries and water treatment plants,” said Donald S. Welsh regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

This annual grant supports prevention and abatement of surface and ground water pollution from pipes and storm runoff. Funding can be used for water quality projects including monitoring, developing pollution control strategies, issuing discharge permits and outreach efforts.

EPA also awarded $108,301 grant to Delaware for water planning projects that include data management /support for water quality planning, administrative assistance to support review of water quality standards, and development of total maximum daily load (TMDL) models in watersheds in the Delaware Bay Basin.