CWSRF Environmental Benefits 2014 Report
Results of a program having executed 35,000 assistance agreements to help protect and restore drinking water sources, wildlife habitat, recreational resources, and other beneficial uses. Eligible entities have been able to upgrade and repair wastewater treatment plants, correct combined and sanitary sewer overflows, and protect waterbodies from nonpoint sources of pollution. Of funding designated for the protection and restoration of impaired waters, 6,586 projects focused on aquatic life and wildlife. Concerning the support of surface water, we saw a focus on protection over restoration. Green project reserve accounted for 11 percent of total assistance in 2014. 95 percent of subsidies went to those who could not afford the project without said subsidy. $474 million emergency funds from CWSRF programs went to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in accordance with the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act.
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