EPA issues U.S.-Mexico border water infrastructure program report

August 17, 2012 | EPA, Sustainability, Utilities, Webinar

EPA has issued the U.S.-Mexico border water infrastructure program's annual report for 2011. The report highlights the significant impacts that the program is having in border communities by providing first-time access to drinking and wastewater infrastructure, improving public health and the environment, and creating jobs.

EPA's U.S.-Mexico border water infrastructure program has worked collaboratively with its federal, state and local partners in the U.S. and Mexico to address the critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs of border residents since 1997. Since then, EPA investments of $571 million in 97 projects have leveraged $1.1 billion in funding from other sources for projects with total construction costs of more than $1.7 billion. Seventy-eight projects have been completed, including 13 projects in fiscal year 2011. Many of these projects are providing first-time drinking and wastewater services to underserved communities.

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