July 29, 2016 09:17

Chattanooga Wins $42 Million Loan

The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be getting some help from the state in order to meet its stormwater goals in the form of a large, low-interest loan from state revolving funds. The city was sued by the EPA, and in 2012, it negotiated a consent decree in lieu of trial, which requires the city to correct its combined sewer system.

The current money is going toward improvements to its wastewater and water treatment plant, and a collection system rehabilitation project. “It is important for our communities to address current infrastructure needs and prepare for future needs,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “The funds available through the State Revolving Fund Loan Programs help fulfill these needs while protecting public health.”

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