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EPA, USDA, GEFA and the City of Port Wentworth Recognize Groundbreaking of $17.5 Million Recovery Act Wastewater Infrastructure Project

Release Date: 02/25/2010
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421,

(ATLANTA – February 25, 2010) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Beverly Banister will join officials from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) and the city of Port Wentworth to break ground on a wastewater treatment facility in Port Wentworth, GA. The wastewater infrastructure project, funded with $17.5 Million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is helping create green jobs, boost the local economy, improve aging water infrastructure and protect human health and the environment.

President Obama signed the ARRA on Feb. 17, 2009, and has directed that the Recovery Act be implemented with unprecedented transparency and accountability. To that end, the American people can see how every dollar is being invested at

Who: EPA, USDA, GEFA and the city of Port Wentworth

What: Wastewater Treatment Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony

When: Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: 1000 Richmond Road

      Port Wentworth, GA