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City of Quincy gets $4 million state loan to improve wastewater treatment plant

City of Quincy gets $4 million state loan to improve wastewater treatment plant

1 year ago by Scott Hardy

Improvements are meant to stop sewer overflows from going into Mississippi River

The City of Quincy has received a $4 million state loan to help make repairs to the wastewater treatment plant.

The Illinois EPA Wednesday announced over $75 million in loans in the second quarter of the state's fiscal year. That was from last October through December. The money comes from the Illinois EPA's State Revolving Loan Fund, which hands out low-interest loans to local governments for wastewater, sewer and drinking water projects. Quincy has received a nearly $4.1 million loan for Phase 2 of its' 3-phase project at the wastewater treatment plant. The city will use the money to improve excess flow treatment at the plant. They'll also use the money to install a back-up generator for the main pump station. The project is designed to reduce combined sewer overflows from going into the Mississippi River. That is a requirement of an agreement the city reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The city has used the State Revolving Loan Fund in several other projects over the past five years.

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