Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/6/2014 6:26 AM

2 Indiana cities get $500,000 in EPA water grants

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

GARY, Ind. -- The federal government has awarded two northern Indiana cities $500,000 for projects to improve Lake Michigan's water quality by filtering the runoff from city life.

Gary officials will use its $250,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install systems such as water-filtering bioswales to reduce the amount of sediments and pollutants that flow into the lake. That effort will also be funded by more than $83,000 in city money and $168,000 from the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The city of Hammond will combine its $250,000 EPA grant with $250,000 of its own money to build rain-collecting gardens and install permeable pavement at the city's marina and a park.

Those projects will help prevent contaminated runoff from being discharged into Lake Michigan during major storms.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.