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EPA gives grants to Great Lakes cities to help beach water

Lake Huron seen from Ipperwash Beach near Sarnia Ontario Canada, Photo Date: May 2004 - Cropped...
Lake Huron seen from Ipperwash Beach near Sarnia Ontario Canada, Photo Date: May 2004 - Cropped Photo: Wikipedia / MGN(WJRT)
Published: Aug. 14, 2016 at 1:48 PM CDT
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The federal government is handing out $2 million to cities along the Great Lakes to cut down storm water runoff and improve water quality at beaches.

The money will go to 13 cities in Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin to pay for green infrastructure projects.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the projects are expected to stop or capture 13 million gallons of untreated stormwater from contaminating swimming beaches.

In Ohio, funding will go to projects in Ashtabula, Cleveland, Huron, Sandusky and Vermilion.

In Wisconsin, the projects are in Algoma, Ashland, Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Wind Point.

The rest are in East Chicago, Indiana; Duluth, Minnesota and Evans, New York.