EPA Awards $3.1 Million Grant to Improve and Protect Mississippi’s Water Quality
On July 13, EPA announced that it awarded MDEQ grant funding totaling $3,146,000 to address
nonpoint source pollution
in the state.
included the following quotes from Governor Tate Reeves and MDEQ Interim Executive Director Chris Wells:
“We are truly grateful for our partnership with the EPA and this Administration, which prioritize protecting our state and our nation’s water quality,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “This $3.1 million grant will boost our efforts to ensure that Mississippians have access to clean water while preserving our precious water resources. I look forward to continuing to strengthen our partnership and working together to improve the water quality for our great state.”
“These funds directly improve the state’s water quality by supporting a wide variety of activities that focus on the management and reduction of nonpoint source pollution in vital watersheds. There is a direct impact on local economies and the environment through improved water quality that benefits all types of uses and activities,” said Chris Wells, Interim MDEQ Executive Director. “We encourage the public to contact us with ideas for watershed projects that could be supported by future funding.”