Environmental Protection AgencyWashington – Three universities will be developing sustainable drinking water treatment methods with the nearly $1.5 million in research grants given out through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. Following grants given to eight other universities last year, the funding is meant to provide innovative means of water treatment by keeping harmful contaminants out of drinking water.

The grants have been given out to the University of Nevada, Reno; the University of Florida, Gainseville and University of South Florida, Tampa; and Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. For more information on the grants, visit the EPA website's page.