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EPA Designates September 21-25 as SepticSmart Week

EPA Designates September 21-25 as SepticSmart Week


EPA has designated September 21-25, 2015, as SepticSmart Week. In recognition of this event, EPA and its state, local and industry partners are working around the country to help raise awareness about the need for proper care and maintenance of septic systems and to encourage homeowners to do their part.

EPA Launches New CWSRF Website

Over its lifetime, EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund has provided more than $105 billion of financing for water infrastructure projects. This state-federal partnership program has provided almost 35,000 loans for communities of all kinds nationwide. Now the CWSRF has a new website covering all facets of the program. For example, the site includes information on types of projects eligible for funding, types of financial assistance offered, and data on the program’s environmental benefits and lifetime accomplishments.

Updated Data Now Available in EPA’s Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool (NPDAT)

EPA has added updated data in the NPDAT, a tool intended to help states develop effective nitrogen and phosphorus source reduction strategies. The data layer “Facilities Likely to Discharge Nitrogen/Phosphorus (N/P) to Water” now provides information on N/P discharges from 2014 facility monitoring reports (previously 2013 information was the most current information available through the EPA’s data access tool) and corresponding nitrogen and phosphorus limits from EPA’s Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool.