City Seeking $9.2 Million Dollar Sewer Loan

City Seeking $9.2 Million Dollar Sewer Loan

Danville City Council members have authorized borrowing up to $9-million, 297-thousand dollars for sewer improvement work involving the Northwest sanitary sewer project.  The loan would come from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

City Engineer Sam Cole says there is a good chance that a portion of the loan could be forgiven later on….

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{‘’We will do the application. Basically once we are selected, prior to entering into a construction agreement with the contractor we will know what we are approved for,’’ said Cole at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. ‘’We won’t receive the actual forgiveness until the back end of construction, but we will know what they’ve allocated to us.’’}

The sanitary sewer improvements include renovating two existing lift stations, constructing a new lift station and rerouting sanitary force mains and gravity sewers as well as other improvements.

The City plans other improvements along Denmark and Old Ottawa Roads, including a shared use path that will include a pedestrian walkway that will be adjacent to the Dallas Bowman Bridge over Lake Vermilion.  The sewer work is the first phase of the project.