DEP Provides $1.6 Million for Greenville's New Wastewater Treatment Facility

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DEP Provides $1.6 Million for
Greenville's New Wastewater Treatment Facility

~New facility helps town transition from septic tanks to sewer system~

Before and after

GREENVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection joined the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Town of Greenville, and state and local representatives at the dedication ceremony of Greenville's new wastewater treatment facility. Funding for the project was provided in part by a Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan of $1.6 million, $1.5 million of which will not have to be repaid by the town. 

"We are proud to work with local communities like Greenville to provide funding assistance for projects that replace aging wastewater facilities," said Trina Vielhauer, director of DEP's Division of Water Restoration Assistance. "Projects like this help protect public health and restore the waterbodies of our state."

"The new wastewater treatment facility is a game changer for the Greenville community," asserts Town Manager Edward Walker Dean. "Not only does our modernized facility better preserve the environment, but it also operates more efficiently and effectively. This facility provides the Town of Greenville with cutting-edge equipment and technology to transition additional families and businesses from septic tanks to the town’s central sewer system."

Greenville’s original wastewater treatment facility, which was developed in the 1980s, had become outdated and ineffective and had the potential to cause environmental harm if not replaced. The new wastewater treatment plant has the capacity to safely treat up to 150,000 gallons per day and properly service existing and new customers in the Town of Greenville.

This project is one of many projects identified to help further reduce nitrogen related impacts to Wacissa Springs, an impaired Outstanding Florida Spring, which DEP and its partners are actively working to restore.