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US govt awards Puerto Rico $27M to improve water quality

March 19, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive $27 million in federal funds to improve water quality across the U.S. territory.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that the money will be used in part to improve wastewater treatment systems, protect natural resources and control pollution.

Two government agencies that provide loans for water-related projects will manage the funds.

Puerto Rico has received more than $700 million from the EPA for such programs since 1989.

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