Money Designated To Improve Water Quality

Friday, October 5th 2007, 6:08 pm
By: News On 6

The federal government is helping Tulsa protect its drinking water for years to come. The city is getting a $600,000 grant from the EPA to preserve natural areas around Spavinaw Creek, Tulsa's main water source.

Land Legacy, a non-profit organization, announced Friday it will use the money and millions more from the Tulsa Metropolitan Utilities Authority and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to identify pieces of land key to water quality.

"Land Legacy will work to establish buffers along those stream segments to prevent erosion, to filter what would otherwise run off the land and to ultimately improve water quality," said Oklahoma Secretary of Environment Miles Tolbert.

The program is voluntary for landowners along the creek.

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