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April 3, 2000

Ryan Announces $23 Million In Community Water and Sewer Grants

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced that over $23 million in grants are being awarded to 87 villages, cities, townships and counties for the improvement and upkeep of vital water and sewage infrastructure.

The grants are made available through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs' Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP).

"These grants, coupled with Illinois FIRST funds, will allow many rural Illinois communities to build or improve one of the most basic and necessary aspects of infrastructure -- water and sewage," Ryan said. "We want to make sure that all Illinois cities and towns have the very best public facilities possible to ensure the health and safety of our citizens."

Illinois FIRST, the governor's five-year, $12 billion infrastructure program, includes more than $650 million to upgrade sewer and water systems throughout the state. Illinois FIRST also supports both the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Program and the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Program. Support of these environmentally-friendly initiatives leverages five dollars in federal assistance for each state dollar invested.

"Without Illinois FIRST, the state simply would not be able to assist the many communities that desparately need to make sewer and water improvements," Ryan added.

The CDAP grants will assist communities with projects that address threats to public health and safety, and will mainly benefit low and middle income residents. For example, Madison Township in Richland County will receive $400,000 to construct water lines for approximately 125 rural residences which currently use private well water. Many of the wells have been tested and found to be contaminated and unfit for human consumption.

"These CDAP grants will make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Illinois citizens," said DCCA Director Pam McDonough. "The projects funded by these grants will not only address immediate public safety concerns but also improve long-term economic conditions."

The grants, which are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development , will be administered by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) over a two year period.

A list of grant recipients is attached.

2000 Community Development Assistance Program Public Facilities Construction and Design Engineering Component Grantees

Aledo, City of (Mercer)Water main replacement$300,000
Alma, Village of (Marion)Connect village to public water system400,000
Astoria, Town of (Fulton)Extend sanitary sewer to homes in northern part of village350,000
Bartelso, Village of (Clinton)Construct sanitary sewer lines and pump station90,000
Benton, City of (Franklin)Replace sanitary sewer lines300,000
Blair Township (Clay)Connect rural area to potable water system400,000
Blandinsville, Village of (McDonough) Complete water main and fire hydrant replacement237,500
Bloomington Township (McLean)Replace dilapidated, undersized water supply system380,000
Blue Mound Township (Macon)Design water system for unincorporated area85,000
Bondville, Village of (Champaign)Final design of sanitary sewer system97,606
Bowen, Village of (Hancock)Construct sanitary sewer collection and treatment system400,000
Bradford, Village of (Stark)Design reverse osmosis water treatment system75,000
Brookport, City of (Massac)Design of sewer lagoon90,000
Buckner, Village of (Franklin)Design water system improvements50,000
Bunker Hill, City of (Macoupin)Replace section of sewer transmission system110,000
Calhoun County (Calhoun)Install rural water lines, construct elevated water storage tank400,000
Calhoun, Village of (Richland)Construct sanitary sewer system and treatment facilities400,000
Canton, City of (Fulton)Replace inadequate 16" steel water main375,000
Carbondale, City of (Jackson)Design upgrade to southwest waste water treatment plant90,000
Carrier Mills, Village of (Saline)Water system improvements; replace aged water lines150,000
Charleston Township (Coles)Construct portion of phase I water distribution system225,000
Coalton, Village of (Montgomery)Construct sanitary sewage collection system400,000
Creal Springs, City of (Williamson)Sewer line extensions90,000
Creve Coeur, Village of (Tazewell)Upgrade waste water collection system and treatment facility225,000
Danforth, Village of (Iroquois)Water storage tank and distribution improvements 275,000
Dieterich, Village of (Effingham)Construction of water storage tank350,000
Dongola, Village of (Union)Improvements to sewage pump stations and lagoon150,000
Eagarville, Village of (Macoupin)Construct elevated water storage tank180,000
Edinburg, Village of (Christian)Construction of new storage tank and repair of existing tank350,000
Ellsworth, Village of (McLean)Design water system improvements75,000
Embarrass Township (Edgar)Design water distribution system for unserved area29,000
Ewing Township (Franklin)Construct sewage collection system to unserved area (Whittington)375,000
Fairfield, City of (Wayne)Construct improvements to sewer system350,000
Farina, Village of (Fayette)Construct new water tower, and replace cast iron water lines360,000
Frankfort Township (Franklin/Williamson) Construct water storage facility; extend water lines325,000
Grayville, City of (White)Construct new sewage treatment and pumping facility400,000
Hettick, Village of (Macoupin)Design water transmission main from Palmyra 34,900
Hurst, City of (Williamson)Design sewer improvements30,000
Johnston City, City of (Williamson)Replace deteriorated water mains125,000
Junction City, Village of (Marion)Construct sewer treatment plant400,000
Kewanee, City of (Henry)Connect areas to sanitary sewer system300,000
Kilbourne, Village of (Mason)Final design of sanitary sewer system75,000
Kirkland, Village of (DeKalb)Rehabilitate deteriorated sanitary sewer375,000
Kirkwood, Village of (Warren)Construct water treatment plant improvements225,000
LaMoille, Village of (Bureau)Construct elevated water tank with appurtenances350,000
Lacon, City of (Marshall)Construct new waste water treatment plant400,000
Longview, Village of (Champaign)Construct new elevated water storage tank200,000
Looking Glass Township (Clinton)Construct water system in rural area of Clinton County400,000
Lostant, Village of (LaSalle)Construct sanitary sewer collection system and treatment plant400,000
Madison Township (Richland)Construct rural water distribution system400,000
Mapleton, Village of (Peoria)Design water treatment facility90,000
Massilon Township (Wayne)Design phase II of rural water project85,000
Meredosia, Village of (Morgan)Replace existing water tank and drill new well350,000
Milford, Village of (Iroquois)Construct storm sewers and storm water structures350,000
Milledgeville, Village of (Carroll)Waste water treatment plant improvements300,000
Morgan Township (Coles)Water distribution system for rural users380,000
Mound City, City of (Pulaski)Renovation of water treatment plant375,000
Mounds, City of (Pulaski)Construct sewer system improvements46,000
Mountain Township (Saline)Extension of rural water lines210,000
Mulberry Grove, Village of (Bond)Replace water lines and construct 50,000 gallon elevated tank300,000
New Burnside, Village of (Johnson)Design sewer system45,000
Noble, Village of (Richland)Replace cast iron water main275,000
Norris, Village of (Fulton)Construct sanitary sewer collection and treatment system90,000
North Utica, Village of (LaSalle)Replace deteriorated sewer line and extend to unserved area350,000
Ohlman, Village of (Montgomery)Construct sanitary sewer system400,000
Omaha, Village of (Gallatin)Construct water line to connect to regional water system400,000
Palmyra, Village of (Macoupin)Construct sewage pump station relief force main 185,000
Patoka Township (Marion)Construct phase III of water line extension400,000
Perry County (Perry)Extend water service to unserved households400,000
Plymouth, Village of (Hancock)Design waste water treatment and collection system90,000
Pope Township (Fayette)Construct phase III of rural water extension400,000
Pulaski County (Pulaski)Extend water main to rural area400,000
Quincy, City of (Adams)Water main replacement serving Quincy Housing Authority300,000
Richview, Village of (Washington)Construct sanitary sewer collection and treatment system400,000
Ridgway, Village of (Gallatin)Replace sewage pump station in southwest corner of the village90,000
Seven Hickory Township (Coles)Water distribution system for rural users380,000
Shabbona, Village of (DeKalb)Replace sewer and water main in targeted area150,000
South Palmyra Township (Macoupin)Design rural water distribution system90,000
Spring Garden Township (Jefferson)Extend water distribution system to unincorporated area375,000
Sumner, City of (Lawrence)Rehabilitate sewer system in targeted areas of the city375,000
Thomasboro, Village of (Champaign)Construction of sanitary sewer system by connecting to Rantoul400,000
Towanda, Village of (McLean)Replace water main and dilapidated water storage tank385,000
Trenton, City of (Clinton)Replace water lines in northern portion of the city350,000
Wayne City, Village of (Wayne)Construction of elevated storage tank350,000
West City, Village of (Franklin)Replace sewage pump stations175,000
Williamson County (Williamson)Construct new water storage tank350,000
Wyanet, Village of (Bureau)Construct 150,000 gallon elevated storage tank325,000
Total Awarded: 87Total Amount Awarded: $23,070,006


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