The money is being used, in some cases, to fund what officials call innovative approaches to addressing waste water.
Sonya Butler is the Revolving Loan Section Chief with the DEQ.
“The grants are to be used to provide services such as planning and design, testing and demonstration of innovative technology, stormwater and wastewater project plans, stormwater management planning, and the development of asset management plans for wastewater and stormwater.”
Butler says the grants have been distributed since 2013.
This year, 137 communities received funding.
A full list of the communities receiving funding, is on the DEQ’s website