Genoa to upgrade treatment plant with EPA loan

Staff Writer

The Village of Genoa is one of several municipalities to receive low-interest loans from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure systems.
Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving about $7 million in total from the Ohio EPA in the third quarter. Statewide, the agency awarded about $122.9 million.
Genoa is receiving $1.84 million for improvements to its wastewater treatment plant, including replacing the aeration system and adding chemical feed facilities for removing phosphorus and inflow/outflow sampler systems.
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District is receiving $407,226 to replace 300 feet of a sanitary sewer interceptor in McComb.
The City of Port Clinton is receiving two loans totaling $160,702 to plan surveying for improvements to sanitary and storm sewers and water lines.
The Toledo/Lucas County Health Department and Huron County commissioners are each receiving $150,000 in principal forgiveness loans to repair and replace household sewage treatment systems.
Put-in-Bay is receiving two loans totaling $23,369 – one to design an open-air dried sludge pad and improve the dried sludge storage building at the wastewater treatment plan and the other to design an extension of a low-pressure sanitary sewer force main at the water treatment plant.
Other towns in Northwest Ohio to receive loans are: Napoleon, Perrysville, Huron, LaRue, and St. Henry.
The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund was established in 1989 to help communities improve their wastewater treatment systems.
The Water Supply Revolving Loan Account was started in 1998 to provide loans for improvements to community drinking water systems.


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