LIFESAVER Encourages Personal Response to the Expected Massive Budget Cuts in the EPA Clean Water Budget for 2012

December 9, 2011

As congress still debates the exact make-up of the 2012 budget one rare area of consensus is reduced funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The programs most likely to be impacted were highlighted back in February by the Obama Administration which proposed massive cuts to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

Chesapeake, Virginia (PRWEB) December 09, 2011

The Drinking Water SRF is designed to help states finance infrastructure improvements to deliver safe drinking water to residents, while the Clean Water SRF helps fund water quality protection projects like wastewater treatment, watershed management, and nonpoint source pollution control.

âœThe potential impact of slashing the budgets for the Drinking Water and Clean Water SRFâs will be a slow down if not a complete stoppage of the state run programs funded through these funds,â commented Wayne Zinn, LIFESAVER USA Chairman and CEO. âœThese programs represent long term efforts to ensure communities have safe, clean drinking water. If these programs slow down or stop then it will be hard to be sure of the quality and supply of drinking water from the existing infrastructure,â continued Zinn.

âœLIFESAVER would encourage the EPA and concerned citizens to consider purchasing home water filtration solutions to ensure consistent access to safe, sterile drinking water. For example our LIFESAVER Jerrycans can sterilize over 2,600 gallons per filter. Thatâs enough for a family of four for over two years based on average consumption. This approach provides a cost effective interim solution until the challenges of funded large clean water infrastructure programs can be funded,â added Bud Fultz of LIFESAVER USA. âœWithout knowing how the budget issues will be resolved it is nice to have the peace of mind that you can provide safe, sterile drinking water without any reliance on external decision makers,â continued Fultz.

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