In Brief: Drinking water fund tops $9 billion

May 18, 2006

More than $9 billion has been invested in U.S. drinking water improvements on nearly 4,400 projects over the past decade, a report said Thursday.

In its 2005 annual report, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund said investments had come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, all 50 states and Puerto Rico with loans largely going to systems serving fewer than 10,000 people.

Projects range from treatment and transmission to finding new water sources.

Congress established the program in 1996 to help finance infrastructure improvements.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: A quarter of fish sold at markets contain man-made debris

Related Stories

A quarter of fish sold at markets contain man-made debris

September 25, 2015

Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris—plastic or fibrous material—in their guts, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and ...

How to take the pressure off the cost of our water supply

September 25, 2015

For most people in the developed world, getting access to clean drinking water is as simple as turning on a tap. Would that paying for water were so simple. But when we think about the water we consume, few of us realise ...

Marine archaeologists excavate Greek Antikythera shipwreck

September 25, 2015

Archaeologists excavating the famous ancient Greek shipwreck that yielded the Antikythera mechanism have recovered more than 50 items including a bronze armrest (possibly part of a throne), remains of a bone flute, fine glassware, ...

Clues revealed about an ancient case of leprosy

September 22, 2015

Unidentified remains found in the English countryside and all signs point to the untimely death of a young man. Researchers examined the bones of a supposed victim, which showed signs of leprosy, to search for clues about ...

Recommended for you

Asteroid impact, volcanism were one-two punch for dinosaurs

October 1, 2015

Berkeley geologists have uncovered compelling evidence that an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago accelerated the eruptions of volcanoes in India for hundreds of thousands of years, and that together these planet-wide ...

History shows more big wildfires likely as climate warms

October 5, 2015

The history of wildfires over the past 2,000 years in a northern Colorado mountain range indicates that large fires will continue to increase as a result of a warming climate, according to new study led by a University of ...


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.