EPA Announces Grant to Rural Community Assistance Partnership to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

Projects have been selected under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act to receive funding for the progress of addressing lead and removing lead pipes across the country.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Region 7 is a rural region and this grant to the Rural Community Assistance Partnership is an important way EPA is investing in reducing childhood lead exposure in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Meg McCollister.

“RCAP plays a key role in fostering the technical, managerial, and financial capacity for our nation’s small water systems,” said Olga Morales-Pate, CEO of RCAP. “We are pleased to lead and coordinate this project to help small water systems, rural schools, and child care centers overcome systemic lead-related challenges, and we thank EPA for investing in our rural infrastructure and communities.”

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