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Arkansas Delegation Announces Grant for State Drinking Water Program

June 16, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman today announced that the Arkansas Department of Health will receive $361,120 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support drinking water systems across the state.

"Arkansans deserve access to safe, clean drinking water. This funding will help ensure people across the state have healthy and reliable sources of water," members said.

The grant will go to the Arkansas Department of Health which supervises the state's public water system, including maintaining and evaluating drinking water systems.

Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA assists with public water system supervision programs and providing reliable, safe drinking water to consumers and comply with national drinking water standards.