Local Communities to Receive Loans to Improve Water, Sewer Treatment Systems

Local Communities to Receive Loans to Improve Water, Sewer Treatment Systems

The Illinois EPA recently announced that several communities in southern Illinois will receive low-interest, partially forgiven loans from the EPA State Revolving Fund loan program to make necessary investments, upgrades and renovations in clean drinking water and new sewer treatment systems.

Hurst will receive $806,000.31 with $362,970 of that amount forgiven for improvements to the existing wastewater collection and treatment systems, which were constructed in 1979. Improvements include rehabilitation of the physical plant, replacement and modification of the chlorination system, and the addition of a dichlorination system.

Sesser will receive a low interest loan of $772,049.70 with $386,024.85 to install a water main, and a new meter reading system to help the city improve their water distribution system infrastructure and continue to provide safe, clean drinking water.

West Frankfort will receive a $774,560 loan with $387,280 forgiven to install radio read water meters and to purchase equipment and necessary software. The investments will improve the city’s water distribution system and allow for more efficient record keeping and billing.

Overall, the Illinois EPA is investing over $254 Million in wastewater and drinking water projects in the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2022.

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