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Jumpertown, Mississippi environmental achievements recognized by EPA
Release Date: 02/02/2007
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, firstname.lastname@example.org
(ATLANTA – February 2, 2007) The city of Jumpertown, Mississippi was presented with the 2006 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Pisces Award for success in environmental performance, innovation and creation. The CWSRF finances innovative projects that increase the sustainability of wastewater infrastructure across the nation. For the first time, the 2006 Pisces Awards provide recognition of CWSRF borrowers that achieved significant environmental and economic benefits with innovative projects. The nominees had to demonstrate leadership and innovation in financing, project implementation, partnerships or sustainable infrastructure.
Jumpertown has used a combination of a CWSRF loan and four grants to construct a collection system, lift station, pumping stations and treatment facilities in a community that lacked a wastewater infrastructure. Failing septic systems caused partially treated wastewater to fill the community’s ditches and streams, leading to health and environmental problems. The city’s persistence in obtaining the needed funding from a variety of sources enabled this small but growing community to overcome the serious issues that many small communities are facing today.