City of Florence Recognized by EPA

Published Nov 20, 2019
City of Florence was recognized by EPA for excellence and innovation in clean water and drinking water infrastructure.

On November 18, 2019 - The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 30 clean water and 25 drinking water infrastructure projects throughout the nation for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs.

Eligible projects could be any size and must have an executed assistance agreement. Projects could be operational or in the planning phase. After all project nominations were reviewed and accepted for this year's recognition, at least one project in each EPA Region was selected to receive the Exceptional Project recognition based on meeting the evaluation criteria. The remaining nominated PISCES projects were selected to receive the Honorable Mention recognition. 

These exemplary projects showcase water quality improvements and public health protections that can be achieved when the federal government, states, municipalities and local utilities work together. This year's honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure upgrades, community driven green infrastructure development and the construction of new water treatment plants. All of these projects highlight outstanding achievements in water quality improvement that benefit Americans from coast to coast.

Each participating program nominated an innovative project that improved water quality, provided public health or economic benefits; and/or encouraged sustainability in the marketplace. Thirty projects by state or local governments, public utilities, and private entities were recognized by the 2019 PISCES program, including the City of Florence for adopting the Town of Timmonsville's Wastewater System. 

To see the full list of 2019 PISCES recognition projects visit the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/cwsrf/pisces.