Federal Loans, Grants to Assist Water and Wastewater Projects


Published on October 26 2021 3:15 pm
Last Updated on October 26 2021 3:15 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Illinois US Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin have announced a total of $5,228,000 in federal loans and grants to help rural communities modernize drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

The Village of Brownstown is expected to receive a $60,000 loan for water main replacement work to bring the water system back up to Illinois EPA minimum standards and eliminate health concerns by replacing two-inch service lines, installing and replacing 21,500 linear feet of water main, and installing radio read meters, among other updates.

Fayette Water Company in Brownstown is expected to receive a $170,000 grant to make water system improvements including tank painting, acquiring a tank mixer, installing fencing and monitoring chlorine levels.

EJ Water Cooperative in Dieterich is expected to receive a $940,000 loan to install and connect 26 miles of water main to current lines to help enhance and reinforce water flows. The project will alleviate a health and safety hazard caused by the currently used contaminated wells.