MINOT, N.D. - The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program has awarded loans to two cities and one water resource district in North Dakota between September of 2016 and January of 2017.
It awarded the Ward County Water Resource District another $213,978 to a previously approved loan, bringing the total amount to $2,778,000.
This loan is helping fund a $3,279,000 project to provide sanitary sewer service to existing homes in rural Minot.
The project will replace failing septic tank systems and connect a new sanitary sewer to the City of Minot collection system for wastewater treatment.
It awarded the city of Horace $1,340,000 to reline the sanitary sewer mains and manholes, including spot repairs to the sanitary sewer and new manhole covers. This project will improve the integrity of sanitary sewer lines and prevent excess infiltration which could overwhelm the sanitary sewer collection system.
And $555,000 is going to Colfax to construct a third cell for the wastewater treatment pond system, which will bring the system into compliance with current regulations and provide improved treatment of the city's wastewater.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides part of the funding for the CWSRF Program, which offers below-market interest rate loans to political subdivisions for financing projects authorized under the Clean Water Act.