Illinois EPA invests in local water project

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) announced on Tuesday that it is investing in a local water project.

According to a press release, the Indian Creek Home and Water Association of McLean County received a low-interest loan of $315,112 for water infrastructure.

The money will be used to rehabilitate a 40,000 gallon elevated storage tank. The inside and outside of the tank will be re-coated and a new ladder and safety cable system will be installed.

The Illinois EPA also provided them with $157,556 in an Inner-Court Principal’s Pardon for this project.

This loan was one of 13 issued across the state. The Illinois EPA’s State Revolving Fund Program provided $70,608,909 in water infrastructure loans for wastewater, stormwater, and potable water projects. They also offered $11,465,025 in principle rebates to 11 of the 13 projects.

“The Illinois EPA’s strong state revolving fund programs continue to serve as a valuable resource for communities to meet ongoing water infrastructure needs,” said director John J. Kim. “Our programs provide a financial solution to fund infrastructure improvements while protecting Illinois’ water resources. »

More information about the project is available on the Illinois EPA website.

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