Funding will support projects in Western Lake Superior Sanitary District and Carlton
11/1/2018 7:58:23 AM
Eric Lightner 651-259-7149
ST. PAUL – The Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved $31.47 million in grants and loans for water infrastructure projects in the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District and in the City of Carlton.
“Communities across Minnesota face serious water-quality challenges,” said Governor Mark Dayton. “This funding supports improvements that will give residents of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District and Carlton access to the safe drinking water they deserve.”
“These projects represent a significant investment in the health and safety of water throughout Minnesota,” said Shawntera Hardy, commissioner of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and chair of the PFA board. “PFA programs are critical tools for communities working to update their infrastructure while helping residents and local businesses.”
The following is a description and funding summary for each project:
Carlton $5.87 million
The City of Carlton received a $2,175,099 loan from the Drinking Water Revolving Fund(DWRF). The 30 year 1 percent interest loan will save an estimated $753,364 over a traditional loan. The rest of the funding will come in the form of a $3,697,782 grant from the Water Infrastructure Fund (WIF). With these funds Carlton will construct a new drinking water treatment plant, a new well and the related water transmission lines.
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District $25.60 million
The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District had several different projects funded totaling more than $25.60 million. Each project and its individual funding sources is listed below:
The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority provides financing and technical assistance to help communities build and maintain infrastructure that protects public health and the environment and promotes economic growth. Since its inception in 1987 the PFA has financed $4.5 billion in public infrastructure projects in communities throughout Minnesota. Read more at the PFA website.
Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.