This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented an award to the Indianapolis Airport Authority for excellence and innovation in clean water infrastructure.
The award was given as an acknowledgement of the IAA’s stormwater and deicing capacity project, which aimed to improve stormwater infrastructure and enhance water quality at the Indianapolis International Airport.
“Today’s PISCES award acknowledges the efforts that the Indianapolis Airport Authority has made to update their infrastructure in order to protect water quality and human health,” said EPA Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp in a statement.
The IAA received one of 30 available Performance and Innovation in the State Revolving Fund Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) awards. State Revolving Funds are partnerships between the EPA and states that provide funding to community projects that deal with water quality and drinking water infrastructure.
According to an EPA press release, the award recipients were projects that “showcase water quality improvements and public health protections that can be achieved when the federal government, states, municipalities and local utilities work together.”
A full list of 2019 PISCES award winners is available here.