Arizona to receive $25 million from EPA

Posted at 11:31 AM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 13:41:23-05

Arizona is set to receive $25 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to improve state drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

The money will go to a variety of projects, including improvements in small and disadvantaged communities.

The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority, the group that help disperse the funds, expects nearly $1 million to go to the Buckskin Sanitary District near Parker, Ariz.

When the projects there are complete, more than 1,700 residents will have sewer service and failing systems will be replaced. Millions of dollars have already gone to fund work on septic and wastewater services.

Prescott has also seen improvements from $42 million in EPA donations that helped expand wastewater services at the airport and improve reclaimed water usage.

To lean more about EPA loans and funding, click here.