Fact sheet discusses small community wastewater treatment programs

May 24, 2002
A fact sheet titled 'Wastewater Treatment Programs Serving Small Communities' is available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).


MORGANTOWN, WV, May 24, 2002 -- A fact sheet titled "Wastewater Treatment Programs Serving Small Communities" is available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).

Developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water, this fact sheet highlights EPA-funded programs that provide financial assistance, technical assistance, and training to small communities to construct and operate wastewater treatment facilities. Programs include the following:

* Alaskan Native Villages Sanitation Grant Program
* Clean Water Tribal Grant Program
* Colonias Program
* National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities
* National Onsite Demonstration Program
* National Small Flows Clearinghouse
* Operator Onsite Technical Assistance Program 104(g)
* Rural Community Assistance Program
* Small Communities Outreach and Education Network

Contact information and hotlines are provided. This four-page fact sheet may be useful to local and state officials, managers, general public, researchers, state regulatory agencies, planners, public health officials, operators, contractors, developers, and finance officers. The cost is 70 cents plus shipping.

To order, call the NSFC at (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191, and request Item #WWFSGN157. You also may e-mail [email protected] .

Funded by the EPA, the NSFC helps small communities find affordable sewage treatment options to protect public health and the environment. Located at West Virginia University, the NSFC offers more than 450 free and low-cost educational products, a toll-free technical assistance hotline, five computer databases, two free publications, and an online discussion group. For more information, visit NSFC's Web site at http://www.nsfc.wvu.edu.

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