Utah gets stimulus cash for drinking water improvements

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Utah will get more money from the stimulus-fund pot, this time for its drinking water systems.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced $19.5 million for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to help state and local governments pay for overdue projects to protect public health and the environment.

The money will go to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which provides low-interest loans for drinking water systems, especially in small communities, for pollution prevention.

More information on the federal program and the revolving fund can be found on the Web at:

» www.epa.gov/region8/eparecovery/

» www.epa.gov/safewater/dwsrf/

The Salt Lake Tribune