The city of Elyria will receive $4.6 million from the Ohio EPA for its Elyria Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Communities in Northeast Ohio are receiving a total of $50.8 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from the Ohio EPA, according to a news release.
The funding will be used to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure as well as making other water quality improvements.
In Elyria, the funds will be used to construct the first portion of the East Side Relief Sewer to carry flow to the Elyria Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to the release.
The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30.
The lower interest rates and principal forgiveness will save these communities more than $8.4 million, the release said.
Statewide, Ohio EPA awarded $122.9 million in loans during the third quarter of 2020, including $11.4 million in principal forgiveness.
Combined, Ohio communities will save more than $28 million when compared to market-rate loans, the release said.
The projects are improving Ohio’s surface water quality and the reliability and quality of Ohio drinking water systems, according to the release.
This funding includes assistance to local health districts to help low-income property owners repair or replace failing household sewage treatment systems, the release sadi.