EPA Provides Fire Protection to City of Hammond (LA)
(DALLAS – April 29, 2011) The City of
Hammond, Louisiana, is receiving assistance from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide its citizens with
safe and reliable drinking water and improved fire protection. The
EPA awarded Hammond $210,000 to extend its drinking water services
and add additional water hydrant assemblies.
The Safe Drinking Water Act protects human health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply. The responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water is shared by EPA, states, tribes, water systems and the public.
Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm
More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html
EPA audio file is available at: http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/apr2011.html
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