Utah tribes get stimulus money for drinking water

Utah tribes get stimulus money for drinking water

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Utah Indian tribes will receive federal stimulus money to improve water quality.

The Environmental Protection Agency says the Skull Valley Band of the Goshutes will get about $193,000 to upgrade drinking water supplies and the Ute Indian Tribe will receive about $139,000 to help clean water.

The projects are intended to help protect public health, improve water quality and create jobs.

The stimulus act requires that at least 20 percent of the money be used for environmentally friendly infrastructure, water and energy efficiency improvements.

The EPA says the Utah projects exceed that requirement.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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