[ADEQ Media] ADEQ Now Accepting Applications for Water Quality Improvement Grants
Mon Oct 29 09:59:31 MST 2007
ADEQ Now Accepting Applications for Water Quality Improvement Grants
PHOENIX (Oct. 29, 2007) -- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
(ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ is now accepting
Water Quality Improvement Grant applications as the first step in a
process to allocate $1.8 million for projects to improve water quality
Each year, ADEQ allocates funding to public and private entities in
Arizona through its Water Quality Improvement Grant Program to implement
an "on-the-ground" project to improve and protect water quality in
Arizona by addressing a nonpoint source of water pollution. Nonpoint
source pollution is the nation's largest source of water quality
problems and occurs when rainfall or runoff picks up pollutants and
deposits them in rivers, lakes or other groundwater sources.
"The Water Quality Improvement Grants provide much-needed funding at the
local level to implement creative approaches to protect and improve
watersheds," Director Owens said. "These funds help us keep Arizona's
precious water resources clean and safe."
The Water Quality Improvement Grants are provided by ADEQ using federal
funds received by the department under the federal Clean Water Act.
ADEQ will hold six workshops around the state in late November and early
December to discuss the Water Quality Improvement Grant Program and the
process for applying for the grants:
* Phoenix: Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, Burton Barr Public Library
Lecture Room, 1221 N. Central Ave.
* Tucson: Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-noon, ADEQ Southern Regional Office
South Building, Room 5, 400 W. Congress, Suite 433
* Flagstaff: Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-noon, ADEQ Northern Regional Office,
1801 W. Route 66, Suite 117
* Pinetop-Lakeside: Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-noon, Pinetop-Lakeside Town
Hall, Council Chambers, 1360 Niels Hansen Lane
* Yuma: Dec. 3, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Yuma City Hall, Conference Room
142, 1 City Plaza
* Kingman: Dec. 4, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Mohave County Administrative
Office Building, Cholla Room, 700 W. Beale St.
Information about the Water Quality Improvement Grants program,
including the grants manual and application forms are available on
ADEQ's website at www.azdeq.gov/environ/water/watershed/fin.html, or by
calling ADEQ at 602-771-4635 or 1-800-234-5677, Ext. 771-4635.
News media interested in additional information on this or any other
topic concerning the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality should
contact the Office of Communications at (602) 771-2215 or via email at
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