The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment provides Small System Training and Technical Assistance (SSTTA) via grants which "provide training, technical assistance, and provide planning and design grants to small systems."
The Town of Merino has been awarded a SSTTA grant for 2011-2012. This is a non-matching grant for up to $25,000 to assist with:
- Environmental Assessment
- Engineering Design Doucments
- Technical, Managerial, Financial (TMF)
- Legal Fees
- Rate Study
- Public Education
The grant will help defray a portion of the expenses associated with planning and design at the water treatment facility.