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7/18/2014 12:01:00 PM
Federal grant to support clean water at Spring Valley
NT Staff




The Illinois Department of Natural Resources plans to construct boat septic tank pump-outs at Spring Valley Boat Club and additional sites using a $100,000 grant from the Clean Vessel Act program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Other sites will be identified later this year, according to a press release from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

The grant also will fund education and information about the benefits of the Clean Vessel Act. A total of $16.6 million in grants will be awarded to 21 states under the program.

Also in the Midwest Region, Indiana received $362,140, Michigan received $200,000 and Missouri received $50,000.

The funding promotes and assists recreational boaters with disposing of on-board septic waste to allow public uses like fishing and drinking. Some states install floating restrooms in areas where no restrooms are available.

Since the first Clean Vessel Act awards in 1993, the Service has awarded more than $200 million to states to fund construction, replacement, renovation and maintenance of facilities for properly disposing of recreational boat septic waste and provide information and education.

Funds for the program are provided annually from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, maintained through collection of fishing tackle manufacturer excise taxes and boat and fishing import duties, as well as motorboat and small engine fuel taxes.








Related Links:
• Clean Vessel Act Grant Program



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