The global demand for clean water, especially water that can be produced in a sustainable fashion, has gained the attention of the private sector and the U.S. government at state and federal levels with increased funds granted to clean water projects across the country. These cleantech innovations are pivotal to our infrastructure, health and economy, as most sectors spanning manufacturing, food and beverage, industrial, transportation and many more depend on H2O. Water tech PR enables companies ranging from start-up to mature to share their stories and demonstrate capabilities.
Here’s some recently announced clean water projects we thought were worth highlighting this week:
“After years of research and public outreach, the Buzzards Bay Coalition has released a comprehensive plan for a regional wastewater treatment plant that would treat waste from Marion and other area communities.
The plant, which would be located in Wareham, could reduce pollution in the bay with a discharge pipe for clean water in the Cape Cod Canal.
The coalition’s calculations show that the regional treatment plant would remove 90,000 pounds of nitrogen from the bay, which is the equivalent of 10,000 homes worth of waste.”
“Mayor Bob Blais will be joined by town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson and Eric Siy from the Lake George Association on Tuesday morning to turn on the new $24 million wastewater treatment plant in the village.”
“The Department of Energy (DOE) in January awarded $25 million in funding to support eight wave energy projects that will make up the first round of open-water testing at an Oregon State University facility called PacWave, just off the Oregon coast.”
Daviess Co. Receives $4.7M in Funding for Clean Water Projects, Domestic Violence Program | wevv.com
“The $4.7 million in funding announced in Daviess County on Thursday is part of $250 million made available across the state of Kentucky as part of the Better Kentucky Plan’s Cleaner Water Program. Lt. Governor Coleman said the funding would also bring 3,800 new jobs across the state of Kentucky.”
North Carolina provides $164M in loans, grants for drinking, wastewater projects | North Carolina | thecentersquare.com
“Gov. Roy Cooper announced this week 76 drinking and wastewater projects approved by the authority to improve and upgrade water systems, with funding through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, Drinking Water and Wastewater State Reserves and the Viable Unity Reserve.
Nineteen counties received funding to conduct assessments and inventories of drinking and wastewater systems, as well, with a focus on identifying infrastructure in need of rehabilitation or replacement.”
“The village of Nyack will receive a $3 million grant for a drinking water project from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.
In addition, $284 million in long-term leveraged financing will help the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority design and construct various combined sewer overflow, wastewater collection system, and treatment plant improvement projects that would have an effect on the Hudson River.”
South Dakota Senate approves $600 million in clean water infrastructure | Mitchell Republic
“The South Dakota Senate made a historic — perhaps unprecedented — investment of $600 million into clean water projects and earmarked another $150 million for workforce housing during a pivotal day Wednesday, Feb. 23.”
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***Blog post authored by FischTank PR intern Anna Dillon***