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Meriden gets $100,000 for wastewater upgrade

Monday, June 7, 2010

IFA awards more than $1 million to Iowa communities

DES MOINES -- The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Board of Directors has awarded a combined total of more than $1 million in Planning & Design Loans to the communities of Bennett, Earling, Libertyville, Meriden, New London, as well as the Regional Utility Service Systems.

The no-interest loans will assist in the initial stages of developing drinking water or wastewater facilities. Eligible expenses include engineering fees, archaeological surveys, environmental or geological studies and costs related to project plan preparation.

"IFA is proud to partner with these communities and municipalities to provide the affordable financing needed to

spearhead water quality projects locally," IFA Executive Joseph O'Hern said. "I commend these entities for sharing IFA's

commitment to providing Iowans with a quality water supply and affordable utility rates."

Recent loan recipients:

Loan recipient Amount Project Type

Bennett $72,000 Wastewater

Earling $250,000 Wastewater

Libertyville $95,000 Drinking Water

Libertyville $95,000 Wastewater

Meriden $100,000 Wastewater

New London $100,000 Wastewater

Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS),

Lee County $193,000 Wastewater

Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS),

Jefferson County $193,000 Wastewater

Total $1,098,000

IFA has awarded Iowa communities and municipalities more than $90 million through the Planning & Design Loan

program since the program's inception in late 2005. The loans are made available as part of the State Revolving Fund.

For more information on Planning & Design Loans, as well as other State Revolving Fund programs, visit


The City of Meriden is planning to rehabilitat its sanitary sewer system.

The proposed project includes:

*Rehabilitating existing sanitary sewer mains. Existing clay tile sanitary sewer mains in the city will be lined with cur-in-place pipe. Where necessary, spot repairs will be made to existing clay tile sanitary sewer mains.

*Rehabilitating existing sanitary sewer manholes. Repairs will be made to existing sanitary sewer manholes including grouting inside the manholes, replacing manhole rings and covers, installing chimney seals, sealing cover holes, and raising manhole covers.

*Removing sludge from the primary cell at the wastewater treatment plant. It is expected that the sludge will be applied to agrcultural land near the site. The contractor who receives the sludge removal contract will be responsible for making appropriate arrangements for sludge disposal. The sludge will be applied thinly and wll be disked into existing farm fields in accordance with Iowa Administrative Code 567-67.1(455b).

*Refurbishing the existing lift station at the wastewater treatment plant. This will involve replacing the pumps and drives, valves, and other controls and equipment located inside the existing wet well.

*Replace existing valves at the wastewater treatment plant that are currently non-functional.

The Iowa Legislature created The Iowa Finance Authority, the state's housing finance agency, in 1975 to undertake

programs to assist in the attainment of low - and moderate-income Iowans. IFA also administers the State Revolving

Fund (SRF) in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The SRF assists communities with the costs

of upgrading or constructing local wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects.

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