The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

October 4, 2012

EPA awards $120,000 grant to the Ottawa Tribe for water quality work

From staff reports

MIAMI, Okla. — The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma a $120,000 grant to provide continued support for the tribe’s water pollution control program.

The funds will be used to take water samples to assess surface water quality on tribal lands, compile data to determine whether water quality standards are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the tribe’s water and provide planning tools to improve the function and health of stream ecosystems.