The Illinois EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has announced $70-million in water infrastructure loans to local governments and sanitary districts. The State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program provides low-interest loans to fund wastewater, stormwater and drinking water projects. Eleven of the 13 loans qualified for a total of $11,465,000 in Disadvantaged Community Principal Forgiveness.
EPA Director John Kim said the "programs provide a finalcial solution for funding improvements while protecting Illinois water resources."
The Village of Donovan will install a water main, making modifications to the well house for the back-up well. Plans also call for install of a sodium hypochlorite feed system. Donovan will be awarded #1,456,711 with a $728,355 Principal Foregiveness.
The City of Gilman will install a watermain to improve the distribution system while also continuing to provide customers a safe and adequate water supply. Gilman's allotment is $718, 203,000 -- with Foregiveness for $359,101.00.
In St. Anne... village officials leanred they'll reeive #2,821,745 with Foregiveness of $1,250,000. The project calls for installation of a watermain to add loops to eliminate dead ends. The Village has experienced numerous watermain breaks, resulting in several boil orders.
The state matching funds are provided thru Governor Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan.