Richmond gets state loan for sewer lines

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Augusta-Richmond County was awarded a $23,530,950 low-interest loan today that will finance the extension of sewer lines from the Messerly Water Pollution Control plant to a trunk line along Butler Creek.

The financing through the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Clean Water State Revolving Fund carries a 3-percent interest rate over 20 years, and will allow a faster completion of a critical environmental infrastructure project.

Augusta's project was the largest of seven announced today by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

 "Investment in our state's water and sewer infrastructure stimulates the economy, promotes the stewardship of our natural resources, and helps to meet Georgia's future water needs," Perdue said.  "The projects approved today will improve water system efficiency and will ensure clean and safe water."

Other awards, which brought the total to $46 million, were made to the cities of Blairsville, Crawfordville, Lookout Mountain, Meigs and Port Wentworth, and the Henry County Water and Sewerage Authority.

The authority helps communities prepare for economic growth and development through the provision of low interest loans. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund is a federal loan program administered by Georgia for wastewater infrastructure and water pollution abatement projects.   

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disssman
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disssman 03/23/10 - 04:55 pm
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I hope people remember this

I hope people remember this the next time we have to vote for a SPLOST. It looks good but must be paid every year along with everything else. I also widh the AC would give us a diagram of the project. Makes it easier to figure out what someones brother-in-law is making off the city. It sure seems like a lot of money for a sewer line.

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Little Lamb 03/23/10 - 08:28 pm
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You are right, disssman. A

You are right, disssman. A private company could build that short line for way less than $23.5 million plus interest over twenty years.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/23/10 - 08:29 pm
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But Fred Russell is not

But Fred Russell is not worried.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/23/10 - 08:45 pm
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23 million for a poo tube?

23 million for a poo tube? I'm in the wrong business...

pointstoponder
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pointstoponder 03/24/10 - 12:02 am
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Funding for water and sewer

Funding for water and sewer projects comes from water rates, not SPLOST. If you are gonna complain, at least get the facts straight. I suppose you are familiar enough with the project to know whether or not the costs are accurate.

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