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Clean Water Construction Grant Program - Sewage Infrastructure Projects

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Sewage Infrastructure Projects include work on devices or systems that collect liquid municipal waste, including sanitary sewage and combined stormwater and sanitary sewage, convey these waste waters to a central location, process them to reduce their pollutant potential, and provide for proper disposal of residues and byproducts resulting from wastewater treatment.Enhanced Nitrogen Removal Facility, Blue Plains

Project examples

  • New, expanded, or rehabilitated wastewater treatment works, including Biological Nutrient Removal;
  • Infiltration/inflow correction;
  • Replacement/rehabilitation of sanitary and/or storm sewers;
  • Replacement/rehabilitation of collector, trunk, and interceptor sewers and of pumping stations;
  • Combined sewer overflow abatement;
  • Repair or replacement of damaged sanitary or combined sewer infrastructure that leaks untreated sewage into District waters;
  • New, expanded, or rehabilitated sludge handling and disposal facilities;
  • Water treatment plant filter backwash and sludge treatment; and
  • Measures to reduce energy consumption for publicly-owned treatment works.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Budget includes at least $250,000 in Clean Water Construction-eligible costs;
  • Project contributes to the achievement, maintenance, or compliance with the enforceable requirements of the CWA;
  • Project site is publicly-owned and located in the District of Columbia;
  • Application includes proof of permission from the property owner;
  • Project must include construction; however, funds can also be used for design;
  • Application includes a feasible plan for maintenance of the structure, restoration, or planting that ensures continuing functionality;
  • Application must present a project that can be completed within three-years; alternatively, the project can be broken into phases that are funded consecutively, with each being completed within a three-year time period ;
  • Projects must be voluntary and as such, cannot be used to meet the stormwater management requirements of 21 DCMR Chapter 5; and
  • Application must identify the planned source and amount of non-federal matching funds to be used for the project.
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