Accession Number PB2013-100415
Title Special Multiplier Study for Wastewater Systems Infrastructure.
Publication Date Sep 2010
Media Count 7p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Consortia states and states throughout the nation received substantial ARRA funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for wastewater systems infrastructure. These funds in turn are distributed by states for a variety of local projects to improve wastewater system infrastructure such as retention lagoons, variable frequency pumps, sewer lines, lift stations, and enhancements of treatment stations. Funds even went to support water meter installation in a few selected cases. Funding is distributed to the largest cities within states, mid-sized communities, and even small towns and villages. In Nebraska, the largest cities used funding for ongoing efforts to expand the sewer line system in the case of Lincoln and sewer separation efforts in the case of Omaha. In Nebraska, ARRA funds were combined with annual funding the state receives to fund local projects. Nebraska ARRA funding of $20,045,000 were combined with a similar amount of annual funding for projects to support a total of $41,447,466 of planned spending. We note that $4,864,463 of ARRA funding is listed as Green Infrastructure; however, all funding went to projects that ultimately contribute to a safer, cleaner water system. This study only considers the economic impact of the $20,045,000 in ARRA funding, and to identify the appropriate economic multipliers for EPA funding for wastewater systems infrastructure. Our assumption is that the addition $20 million in ARRA funding allowed additional projects to be funded. Thus, it is appropriate to assume that all $20,045,000 in funding leads to a gross increase in economic activity within states. It is true that some of the $41 million in projects funded with a combination of ARRA and regular annual funding would have taken place without the ARRA funding. However, it is unknown which projects would have been funded. Therefore, it is our strategy to consider all projects that received some ARRA funding.
Keywords Infrastructure
Lift stations
Sewer lines
Treatment stations
Wastewater systems

Source Agency Northern Great Plains Resources Program
NTIS Subject Category 68D - Water Pollution & Control
48B - Natural Resource Management
41J - Tooling, Machinery, & Tools
Corporate Author Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Bureau of Business Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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