The money will be used in part to complete the second and third phases of construction on
The loans awarded Thursday are the latest development in the city's attempts to improve the watershed.
"It's not a lot, but it's our foot in the door, so to speak," Mayor
"Hopefully we can start work on some of the wetlands that we need to do to help improve the water quality.," Everson said.
According to Ellwein, although the city applied all at once for the funding for both upcoming phases of the
"You'll see us take a portion down in 2019, and then the rest of it will be in 2020 when we do phase three of that project," Ellwein said.
The city already has the plans for phase two of the upgrades on
Both phases will include road resurfacing and the replacement of cast iron water main and vitrified clay sanitary sewer with thousands of feet of PVC upgrades.
Both loans have 20-year terms.
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