Are the radium levels in your community’s drinking water within the limits set forth by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? Have the levels been rising over time?
Radium, a naturally occurring radioactive element that can be found in groundwater, is considered a cancer-causing agent at high exposure levels. The EPA regulates these contaminants to ensure the drinking water in your community is safe.
Future Treatment: It’s Inevitable.
If you are a community leader or city engineer with elevated levels of radium in your source water, future treatment is inevitable. To make the process easier, you can take steps to best position your community for project financing and grants.
- Securing Funding
Funding is based on project readiness. Eligibility is based on both your state’s specific program requirements and the US EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Eligibility Requirements. The funding application process depends on your specific state’s requirements for this loan program.
- Loans and Grants
The costs for radium remediation can be expensive and beyond the scope of a normal city budget. If funding is a concern, your community can apply for forgivable loans and grants.
Planning and Design
IIW has experience working with communities to plan for treatment options and designing treatment systems to meet your Municipalities radium mitigation needs. We will work with your community to find the best solution, and determine if there are options other than a building treatment facility. We have also successfully helped communities secure funding, including assisting with the application process for loans and grants.
To find out more about radium remediation and how we can help you, contact me at 563-556-2464 or click here for more information.
Chris Becklin, PE has nearly ten years of municipal design experience, including street and utility design. He has worked with City Administrators and Public Works Directors on various types of projects throughout his career, and he takes great pride in the relationships he has built.