Ohio announces $160 million in water infrastructure loans
This week, Ohio announced that communities across the state are receiving more than $159.9 million in loans, including more than $22 million in principal forgiveness.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said the loans will save an estimated $44.5 million over market-rate loans, while helping to improve drinking water quality. , sewage and state surface water.
The state had approved the loans between October 1 and December 31, 2021. The loans are distributed through two state programs: the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund for Treatment Systems and the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account for drinking water systems – both supported. by the Ohio State Revolving Fund.
A full list of funded projects, sorted by region and amount, is provided below.
Northwest Ohio: $15 million
- Delphi receives loans totaling $10.3 million for two projects: A $6.97 million loan will finance the final phase of a membrane filter replacement project at the wastewater treatment plant. This phase will add a third treatment stream to restore the treatment plant to its original design average flow. A $3.35 million loan will fund a new 500,000 gallon elevated drinking water storage tank and improvements to sections of the water distribution system piping along the Miami Erie Canal and on Lima Avenue.
- Huron receives $2.9 million installing tube settlers in the existing drinking water plant settling ponds to optimize treatment as part of the overall harmful algal bloom plan. A building will also be built above the tubular settling tanks to allow better exploitation of the basins.
- Criderville receives $1.1 million to replace the sanitary sewer between Rail Road and South Dixie Highway. The sanitary sewer line will also be replaced on South Dixie, south of East Main.
- Shelby receives $289,600 to replace 41 lead connections in the drinking water network. This loan includes $288,600 of principal forgiveness, which is the portion of a loan that does not have to be repaid.
- Port of oak receives $225,331 upgrade the 500,000 gallon elevated potable water storage tank, including interior and exterior cladding, to bring it up to standard.
- marble head receives $126,688 to design a project for the construction of a new elevated drinking water storage tank at the southern end of the water distribution network.
- Bucyre receives $107,877 to design a project to extend a new water line to connect the Nevada Village distribution system to the Bucyrus distribution system. Bucyrus has agreed to provide Nevada with the community’s daily supply of drinking water.
- Ayersville Water and Sewer District receives $46,114 to design an aeration system construction project near the intersection of Shindler Road, Fullmer Road and Ayersville Pleasant Bend Road to remove disinfection by-products from the water distribution system.
Northeastern Ohio: $18.8 million
- Barberton receives $6.1 million install new influent and effluent flow meters at the treatment plant.
- Akron receives $4 million for two projects, including the replacement and reconstruction of existing sanitary and combined sewers, and the lining and repair of sewers throughout the city; and replacement of lead and galvanized service lines. The loans include $1 million in principal repayment, which means that this amount does not have to be repaid.
- Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District receives $1.7 million to design the primary effluent diversion channel at the South Wastewater Treatment Plant.
- Geauga County receives $1.3 million to construct approximately 7,300 linear feet of watermain extension along Bainbridge and Chagrin roads.
- Salem is receiving $1.1 million to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant, including rehabilitating the bacterial filter and converting the sludge treatment process to full conventional anaerobic digestion. Upgrades will provide more efficient processing and increase reliability.
- Known receives $1.1 million to replace equipment at the poorly serviced water treatment plant and pumping station.
- Elyria receives $1.05 million to replace lead service lines. The loan includes $1 million in principal repayment, which means that this amount does not have to be repaid.
- Cleveland receives $1 million in principle, the replacement of lead service lines in all state-licensed child care centers in the service area.
- Eastern Palestine receives $618,528 to replace approximately 20,000 linear feet of water main including valves, hydrants, water services and upgrades to a booster pump station.
- ABC Water and Sewer District receives $461,000 to replace deteriorated stormwater infrastructure along Pebble Beach Court.
Central Ohio: $83 million
- Columbus receives approximately $79.8 million for seven projects which include the construction of a new digester to provide additional digester capacity, increase the interconnecting sewer and make improvements to the boiler system for the South Wastewater Treatment Plant; the construction of 9,200 linear feet of drinking water mains, fire hydrants and valve installations in the Mock Road area; construction of a regional bioretention pond for the Linden-Agler/Berrell Blueprint Project area; the construction of 11,700 linear feet of drinking water mains, fire hydrants and valve installations in the Woodland Avenue area; and the purchase and installation of combined heat and power generators, biogas cleanup equipment, and electrical, data and control systems for the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant.
- grove town receives $2.5 million to construct and install sanitary sewers.
- Bream receives $860,000 to replace the inflow filters of the Bremen wastewater treatment facilities to improve operations and extend the useful life of the wastewater treatment plant.
Southwestern Ohio: $25.6 million
- Logan County receives $7.8 million to construct a sanitary sewer serving residences on Orchard Island and Wolfe Islands in Washington Township. The project will include a gravity sewer, forcemain and associated features such as manholes.
- Palestine-Hollansburg Joint Sewer District receives $7.5 million to construct a new regional sanitary sewer collection system and sewage treatment plant that will replace failing domestic sewage treatment systems. The system will be operated under an agreement between the Palestine-Hollansburg Joint Sewer District and the Glen Karn Corridor Secondary Sewer District. $4.05 million of the loan is for forgiveness of principal and does not have to be repaid.
- Wilmington receives $3.4 million to design a new treatment plant and repurpose the existing treatment plant.
- Dayton receives $2.1 million to begin the design of Phase II of the anaerobic digestion project which will address all remaining digester upgrades not addressed in Phase I.
- union receives $1.76 million to extend 5,300 linear feet of 12-inch watermain from the intersection of East Martindale Road and Frederick Pike southerly to the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, and 750 linear feet of 8 inch water main from Frederick Pike westerly along center walkway entrance to building. The total amount is a principal repayment loan, which means that the loan does not have to be repaid.
- Greene County receives $1.25 million for the design and construction of approximately 7,260 feet of 8-inch water main to replace the existing 6-inch water main, which is undersized and prone to breakage.
- Ansonia receives $900,000 for a project to locate and eliminate inputs and infiltrations in the sanitary collection system. The project will double and replace sewers and rehabilitate a lift station. The total amount of the loan is a capital forgiveness, which does not have to be repaid.
- Greenville receives $856,980 to replace lead service lines and replace or relocate water meter wells. The loan is a principal forgiveness loan and does not have to be repaid.
- New Vienna receives $40,135 plan a replacement project for an aging and deteriorated water main on Church Street and develop a GIS database to assist in asset management and hydraulic modelling.
Southeast Ohio: $17 million
- Cadiz receives $5.3 million to rehabilitate and replace the pipes of the southern and central collection system and to separate the storm water pipes from the sanitary sewer system. The loan includes $3.2 million in principal repayment, which means that this amount does not have to be repaid.
- Western Union receives $3.3 million eliminate domestic sewage treatment systems in the Panhandle area for approximately 60 homes and businesses and connect them to the West Union sewer system. The loan includes a principal forgiveness of $3 million, which means that this amount does not have to be repaid.
- Frankfurt receives $2.9 million make improvements to the existing sewer system and treatment plant. The loan includes $1.6 million in principal repayment, which means that this amount does not have to be repaid.
- New Boston receives $2.6 million in principle forgiveness to build combined sewer overflow improvements in the village.
- Scioto Water Inc. receives approximately $1.6 million for two projects which include the installation of a main pressure reducing valve station and 5,800 linear feet of water main in the Franklin Furnace area and the replacement of a steel storage tank with a larger glass lined storage tank.
- Cambridge receives $1 million principally, the replacement of approximately 200 lead service lines.
- Philo receives $37,834 for the planning and engineering design of a water main replacement project and a booster station.