August 15, 2016

East Chicago Receives EPA Grant To Help Beach Water

Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago. - IN.gov

Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago.

IN.gov

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The federal government is handing out $2 million to cities along the Great Lakes to cut down storm water runoff and improve water quality at beaches.

The money will go to East Chicago in Indiana, and 12 other cities in Ohio, Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin to pay for green infrastructure projects.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the projects are expected to stop or capture 13 million gallons of untreated stormwater from contaminating swimming beaches.

In Ohio, funding will go to projects in Ashtabula, Cleveland, Huron, Sandusky and Vermilion. In Wisconsin, the projects are in Algoma, Ashland, Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Wind Point.

The rest are in East Chicago, Duluth, Minnesota and Evans, New York.

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