Nov 25, 2009

EPA Awards $100,000 to Delaware Nation of Oklahoma

Tribe to use funds for continued support of water pollution control program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $100,000 to the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma. The Tribe will use the funds to provide continued support for their water pollution control program. Surface water sampling on Tribal lands will continue to determine if a more thorough watershed management program is needed to develop water quality standards.

Data analysis after water sampling will help the Tribe determine if water quality needs are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the Tribe’s water and understand and define the function and health of water stream ecosystems.