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Washington State Awards $82 Million for Clean Water Projects

July 16, 2012

Washington has finalized $82 million in awards for low-interest loans and grants earmarked for 57 clean water projects across the state ranging from upgrading sewer plants to water re-use facilities.

The water quality awards from funds approved in the 2012 state budget will help provide about 900 jobs for projects including expanding sewer facilities and collection systems, stream protection and sewage disposal improvements, the Washington Department of Ecology said in a statement.

The funding sources include $13.5 million from the Centennial Clean Water Program, which is funded through state bonds, the department said from Olympia. Granger, Mabton and Snohomish were among the cities chosen for loans and grants for wastewater treatment plant projects, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Randall Hackley in Zurich at rhackley@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Randall Hackley at rhackley@bloomberg.net


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