The United States Department of Agriculture has announced $192 million in investments in water infrastructure projects across the country. The 71 projects are in 29 states, including work in east central Indiana.
The central Indiana town was awarded $850,000 in grants and loaned $603,000 to be used to lower the town’s phosphorus levels. The town’s wastewater treatment plant doesn’t meet Indiana Department of Environmental Management requirements due to the number of nutrients exceeding regulations and degrading the receiving water supply. The problems have been linked to deterioration and corrosion of the near 40-year old equipment. Lift stations and hardware will be rehabilitated.
The town was also previously awarded a $28,000 Rural Development grant for the work. Click here to see all the projects in this round of funding.