DALLAS, DEC 12, 2019 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded more than $75,000 to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma to support water quality programs. The funding will help the Tribe maintain, protect and improve the water quality of waterbodies on tribal land, including rivers, lakes, and groundwater.
“Clean water is a precious resource, and the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is committed to protecting and maintaining it in their lakes, rivers and streams,” said Regional Administrator Ken McQueen. “EPA is proud to continue supporting their environmental efforts.”
EPA’s grant of $75,017 will help the Iowa Tribe’s environmental department maintain and protect tribal waterbodies by collecting data on water quality, monitoring changes, and assessing the health of stream ecosystems. These activities support the Tribe’s goals of preventing clean waterbodies from becoming polluted and reducing the number of polluted waterbodies.
More about EPA’s Clean Water Act tribal grant program can be found at https://www.epa.gov/water-pollution-control-section-106-grants/tribal-grants-under-section-106-clean-water-act.