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EPA’s OIG Releases Report on the Drinking Water SRF

Today, EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report entitled, “EPA Needs to Demonstrate Public Health Benefits of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Projects.”   The review that led to the report was conducted in order to determine how EPA and states demonstrate that completed DWSRF projects met project and program goals and contributed to improved drinking water quality and public health.  The overall “punchline” of the report is that EPA does not obtain all required DWSRF project data from states.  The report thus recommends that the Agency needs to better enforce grant requirements for collecting DWSRF project information to demonstrate the public health results of these investments.  The “At a Glance” summary and full report are available through the following link:

http://www.epa.gov/oig/reports/2014/20141205-15-P-0032.pdf