Tipton Applauds EPA Grant Awards for Colorado Water Improvements
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the EPA awarded the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment $1.17 million for water quality improvement projects in the Lower Arkansas and Lower Gunnison River basins. The money, funded through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act (Section 319) grant, will be used to improve the quality of ground and surface waters by removing pollutants such as selenium, metals and other nutrients. Following the announcement, Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) offered this statement:
“Colorado’s Third Congressional District is the headwaters for rivers running throughout the western states that millions of people rely on. Maintaining a sustainable and clean water supply is a top priority. I applaud the EPA for recognizing how important this rural district is in providing clean water for the rest of the state and region.”
More information on the grants can be found here.