The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $30.8 million to Arizona for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. The state’s Clean Water Fund, received almost $11 million to support a variety of water infrastructure improvement projects including the centralization of Prescott’s wastewater treatment system. Once complete, the system will be able to direct sewage to the recently expanded Airport Wastewater Treatment Plant. Centralization of wastewater treatment will reduce the City’s operating and maintenance costs and eliminate odor complaints from the previous Sundog plant. EPA has awarded more than $693 million to Arizona’s clean water and drinking water revolving fund programs since their inception in 1988. These funds support Arizona’s efforts to address an estimated $16 billion worth of water infrastructure needs.