The President’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget request including for EPA’s National Water Program was announced on February 4, 2008. EPA’s request for water programs is over $ 2.5 billion or 35 percent of the agency’s overall budget, and will allow EPA, along with our state, tribal and local partners, to make continued progress in ensuring America’s waters are clean, safe and secure. This budget will help EPA to:
- restore and maintain waters across the country through state and tribal Clean Water Act programs,
- continue to improve the health of the country?s major coastal ecosystems, and achieve a net increase of wetlands
- increase the populations served by systems providing water that complies with drinking water standards, and
- implement a total of five water security infrastructure pilots.
Click on Title link for more information. Source: EPA’s Water Headlines