The Ohio EPA is providing a $532,464 loan to the village of Apple Creek to extend sanitary sewers to Waynedale High School on Dover Road. The loan, along with a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, will cover the entire cost of the project.
Apple Creek will extend sanitary sewers nearly a mile to the southeast and connect the high school to the regional wastewater treatment system. Currently, the school’s sewage is treated through an aging, high-maintenance package plant. Apple Creek also will install an additional 2,000 feet of sewer line, so it can eliminate the Dover Road lift station. The project is scheduled for completion in January 2018.
The 20-year, interest-free loan through Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) will save Apple Creek $218,000 compared to a market-rate loan.
Created in 1989, the WPCLF provides below-market interest rate loans for communities to improve their wastewater treatment systems and technical assistance to public wastewater systems in a variety of areas from the planning, design and construction of improvements to enhancing the technical, managerial and financial capacity of these systems.
To learn more about the WPCLF, visit epa.ohio.gov/defa/EnvironmentalandFinancialAssistance.aspx.