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City to get $30M from feds for plant

Sweet Home city staffers showed up to work Monday morning, March 28, to a big surprise: $30,057,061.

That’s the amount the city will receive from the federal government to help its wastewater treatment plant become compliant with the federal Clean Water Act.

“Clean water is a basic human right,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio, who announced the move. “With this funding, the city of Sweet Home will be able to bring their wastewater treatment plant into compliance with Clean Water Act standards. I’m proud to help secure funding to enhance water infrastructure and better health in our comm...