DEP Awards more than $1.8 Million for Water-Quality Restoration Grants
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently
awarded more than $1.8 million for stormwater projects in seven
communities. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) water-quality
restoration grants are awarded to local communities and water
management districts to implement and construct projects
designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from
"The department is proud to partner with local communities to
make vital investments in stormwater projects that improve water
quality and protect the state’s important natural resources,"
said DEP Interim Secretary Ryan Matthews.
Funded through annual appropriations from the Florida
Legislature, TMDL grants focus on projects designed to restore
impaired springs, rivers, lakes and estuaries, which need help
meeting Florida's stringent water-quality standards...more