HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — Officials say St. Charles Parish is in line to receive a low-interest $8 million loan from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that will be used starting next year to rehabilitate the parish’s sewer system.
The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2gb94kR) the parish council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing Parish President Larry Cochran to sign the loan, which is to come from the DEQ’s low-interest Clean Water State Revolving Fund.
Offered at a .98 percent annual rate, Public Works Director Clayton Faucheux (FOH’ shay) said the loan will be used to improve pump stations, gravity sewers and a lagoon, along with other miscellaneous sanitary sewer work.
The DEQ administers the revolving fund program to finance eligible projects and bring local systems into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act.
Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com
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