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$214,000 Grant to Mason City, Iowa, for Drinking Water Improvements

This news story was published on December 15, 2011.
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(Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 15, 2011) – EPA has awarded $214,000 to Mason City, Iowa, for drinking water improvements. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012.

EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Enhancing the safety of drinking water systems is an important step in providing safe drinking water to the residents of Mason City. This grant will partially fund the construction project which is estimated to cost $500,000.”

The project includes the installation of a generator, which will allow plant operators to more accurately control the chlorine level in the distribution system. The new generator will reduce accidental exposure and potential harm to water department personnel associated with current chemical drum delivery, storage and handling.

EPA oversees the protection of water quality and public health. 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.

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3 Responses to $214,000 Grant to Mason City, Iowa, for Drinking Water Improvements

  1. ConcernedCitizen Reply Report comment

    December 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I smell a water rate increase again! They’ll get the incentive, go over budget and then sell our water back to us at a premium telling us what awesome water we have now.

  2. Spotter Reply Report comment

    December 16, 2011 at 1:06 am

    That is great for Mason City. What we need to find out is. Where will that money end up? I hope not In the pocket of some rich construction company owner.

  3. howie Reply Report comment

    December 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Great deal for Mason City.