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City gets first installment of $9 million total in state grants for wastewater plant


July 31, 2019

Of The New Era

The Sweet Home City Council last week accepted a $2 million grant from the Oregon Business Development Department to help pay for its planned $28.2 million Wastewater Treatment Plant project.

It is the first of two grants, totaling $9 million, the state has awarded the construction project.

A year ago, the city was awarded the grant, said City Manager Ray Towry during the council’s regular meeting on July 23, and now the city needs to begin drawing on the grant money.

After a decade of wastewater line replacement to reduce inflow and infiltration and the cost of further...

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