EPA Honors Wastewater and Stormwater Projects for Creative Approaches

28 projects using federal low-interest loan financing were recognized for finding innovative ways to accomplish their goals

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The EPA recently recognized 28 different wastewater, septic system and stormwater projects for being innovative in their design or financing.

Projects funded by the federal low-interest loan program, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, were eligible for recognition. Each participating state program nominated one project. Out of the 28 projects recognized by the EPA, five of them earned “exceptional” honors. Five others received honorable mention.

“These projects bolster our nation’s infrastructure and, in turn, generate environment benefits and improve local economies,” says Andrew Sawyers, director of the EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management. “There is a great amount of creativity and insight among the 51 Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs and in the communities they serve.”

Earning “exceptional” status were:

  • Arkansas — Little Rock Sewer Line Replacement Program
  • Delaware — Yorklyn Brownfield-Wetland Project
  • Ohio — Akron Storage Basin-Separation Project
  • Rhode Island — T.F. Green Airport Glycol Recovery System
  • Washington — Tacoma-Pierce County Sewage System Program

Honorable mentions were given to:

  • Illinois — Chicago Phosphorus Recovery System
  • Iowa — Dubuque Bee Branch Creek Project
  • Minnesota — Nonpoint Practices in Rock County
  • New Jersey — Hoboken GI & CSO Initiative
  • West Virginia — Winona Septic Tank Gravity System

Other recognized projects included:

  • Alabama — Biosolids Improvements for Energy Recovery in Albertville
  • Colorado — Biological Nutrient Removal in Boxelder
  • Florida — Graceville Digester Project
  • Georgia — Hinesville Stormwater Retention
  • Idaho — Fruitland Wastewater System Consolidation & Upgrade Project
  • Indiana — Three Rivers Protection and Overflow in Fort Wayne
  • Louisiana — Homer Wastewater Reuse Project
  • Maryland — Southern Kent Island Sewer Collections System
  • Massachusetts — Greater Lawrence Sanitary District-Organics to Energy
  • Missouri — On-Site Septic Remediation Program for the Upper White River
  • New Mexico — Montoyas Arroyo Improvement in Southern Sandoval County
  • New York — New Rochelle Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
  • Oklahoma — OK Conservation Commission Green Infrastructure Project
  • Pennsylvania — GI in Philadelphia
  • South Carolina — 4th Avenue Ocean Outfall in Myrtle Beach
  • Texas — Grand Lakes Reclaimed Water System in North Fort Bend
  • Virginia — Waynesboro Wetland Stormwater Retention System
  • Wisconsin — Green Bay Resource Recovery & Electric

MSWmag.com will be taking a closer look at some of these projects in the coming weeks.



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