National Priorities: Impacts of Water Conservation on Water Quality in Premise Plumbing and Water Distribution Systems


EPA is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) to fund research into issues of water quality and availability related to distribution systems and premise plumbing systems under lower-flow conditions. The National Research Council (NRC) defines â₏œpremise plumbingâ₏ as that portion of the distribution system from the main water ferrule or water meter to the consumerâ₏™s tap in homes, schools, and other buildings. The national scope and high priority of these issues of water quality and availability related to premise plumbing and water distribution systems is evidenced by this NRC report, which attests that a substantial proportion of the nationâ₏™s waterborne disease outbreaks is attributable to issues within these systems. Increasing potential incidences of disinfection residual loss due to the high water age will only exacerbate this situation (NRC, 2005).

General information about this opportunity
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Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement, Grant
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Please see the announcement including Section III for additional eligibility information
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Please see the announcement including Section IV for additional submission information.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Technical Contact: Ben Packard,703-347-8087; Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson,703-308-0442; Electronic Submissions, Debra M. Jones, 703-347-8081
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Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $1,989,000.00


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