Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Richmond Shares in Recovery Act Funds


Governor Timothy M. Kaine accepted a check Aug. 18 for more than $80 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More than $6 million of the funds went to City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities for the combined sewer overflow separation project at Orleans and Nicholson streets, regulator outfall #12, and the peripheral inline flow EQ at Oakwood. The combined projects created or retained 51 jobs.

Since Richmond's drinking water comes down the James River from Lynchburg, Lynchburg's funding grant for help with eliminating sewage discharges from its combined sewer overflow system will benefit Richmond as well.

For more information on the Governor's "Renew Virginia" initiative to promote renewable energy, create green jobs, and encourage preservation of the environment visit http://www.governor.virginia.gov.

Pictured (Gov. Tim Kaine (left) and Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones (right) at Richmond's Wastewater Treatment Plant for the check presentation, Aug. 18, 2009.