FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 27, 2017
DEP CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF
WATER TREATMENT FACILITY IN GREENVILLE
~New wastewater treatment plant will increase capacity~
The Greenville mayor, along with representatives from DEP, Talcon Group, Greenville Council and Madison County celebrate construction beginning on the project.
GREENVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection joined the town of Greenville and local officials in celebrating the groundbreaking of a new wastewater treatment facility. The project was funded through the state's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan program.
"We are proud
to work with local communities like Greenville to provide funding assistance for
projects that replace aging wastewater facilities," said Drew Bartlett, DEP deputy secretary for ecosystems restoration. "Projects like this help protect public health and restore the waterbodies of our state."
The town of
Greenville was awarded more than $1.5 million for the
construction of a new 75,000 gallon per day treatment plant and new operations building. A significant portion
of this loan, more than $1.4 million, has principal forgiveness and does not need to
be paid back by the community.
"We are grateful to DEP for this funding to help us replace an aging existing wastewater treatment plant," said Jim McCroskey, Greenville town manager. "This gives us the opportunity to further improve our growing community and the environment around it."
CWSRF Program has awarded approximately $1.1 billion in funding for nearly 120 wastewater and stormwater improvement
projects during the past five years, and a total of $4 billion in loan funds
since its inception in 1989. The program is funded by federal grants,
state matching funds, loan repayments and interest earnings. For more
information, visit DEP's Water Project Funding webpage.