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EPA Honors Clean Water Partners for the 21st Century

Release Date: 02/14/2003
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Contact: John Millett 202-564-7842 /

(02/14/03) Recognizing the critical role that local governments play in protecting our nation’s waters, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and Assistant Administrator for Water G. Tracy Mehan III will present awards to local agencies from across the United States in ceremonies at EPA headquarters. As part of the celebration of the Year of Clean Water proclaimed by President George W. Bush, EPA’s Office of Water is recognizing extraordinary actions taken by local governments to protect watersheds over and above the requirements of the Clean Water Act. This includes such actions as protecting and restoring rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands and initiating innovative local pollution prevention programs.
      WHO: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman
      ssistant Administrator for Water G. Tracy Mehan III
      Clean Water Partner Award winners
      WHAT: Clean Water Partners for The 21st Century Awards Ceremony
      WHEN: Tues., Feb. 18, 2003, 9:15 a.m.
      WHERE: EPA Headquarters
      Green Room
      3rd floor, Ariel Rios North Building
      1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
      Washington, D.C.
      (Metro exit for blue/orange lines is Federal Triangle. As you exit the metro
      escalator go right into building entrance.)

      NOTE: Reporters attending need to bring credentials. Credentials mean: photo identification card
      from the news organization with your name and title, White House or Congressional IDs.