United States EPA provides funding to promote green infrastructure for rainwater capture



Improve Water Quality Using Green Infrastructure

In July 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing $950,000 to help 17 communities across 16 states expand green infrastructure use to improve water quality and protect people’s health and benefit communities.

“Effective stormwater management is one of the most widespread challenges to water quality in the nation,” said Nancy Stoner, EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. She announced the funds at a stormwater symposium in Baltimore held by the Water Environment Federation. “Polluted stormwater can be harmful to the health of our nation’s waterbodies. These funds will help expand the use of green infrastructure, revitalize local neighborhoods and help safeguard people’s health and the environment.”

EPA received letters of interest from over 150 communities across the country.


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