The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $768,000 to Iola, Kan., for improvements to the sewer system.
“It’s always a pleasure to help Kansas communities better protect their water resources,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks. “These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the construction project, which is estimated to cost $2.6 million.”
The purpose of the project is to repair and replace approximately 40,000 ft of existing sewer which is deteriorating due to age. This will reduce sewage overflows to local streams, blockages that can cause sewage backups into buildings, and pavement failures above collapsing pipes.
EPA said it remains committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for managing and financing infrastructure with public and private partners.
Source: U.S. EPA