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Twenty-five Georgia communities were awarded financing totaling $117,208,900 for water, sewer, and wastewater projects by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors.

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Among the recipients was the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, which was awarded just over $9.9 million for a conservation loan.

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The $9,961,000 Georgia Fund conservation loan will finance rehabilitating and expanding the sewer collection system. The regional sewer conveyance system and pump station is part of a larger regional infrastructure expansion related to the Savannah Portside International Park along 1-16 and Jimmy Deloach Parkway in Effingham County. This project will extend sewer infrastructure to support the development of the park.

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The county will pay 1.58% interest on the 20-year loan. The loan qualifies for a reduced interest rate because a portion of the project is a conservation activity.

Other approved loans approved last week:

  • Ashburn awarded a $1,680,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan and a $1,122,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) conservation loan
  • Attapulgus awarded a $240,000 DWSRF loan
  • Bartow County Water Department awarded a $2,637,000 CWSRF loan and a $1,263,000 Georgia Fund loan
  • Boston awarded a $1,500,000 CWSRF loan and a $343,000 DWSRF loan
  • Carrollton awarded a $10,000,000 DWSRF loan
  • Clayton County Water Authority awarded a $50,000,000 CWSRF loan and a $10,000,000 CWSRF loan
  • Damascus awarded a $183,000 DWSRF loan
  • Doerun awarded a $750,000 CWSRF loan and a $275,000 DWSRF loan
  • Dublin awarded a $1,800,400 CWSRF loan
  • East Point awarded a $2,000,000 CWSRF loan, a $2,000,000 DWSRF loan, and a $1,400,000 Georgia Fund loan
  • Unified Government of Georgetown-Quitman County awarded a $225,000 CWSRF loan
  • Gilmer County Board of Commissioners awarded a $755,000 CWSRF conservation loan
  • Iron City awarded a $1,829,000 DWSRF loan
  • Leesburg awarded a $590,000 CWSRF loan and a $1,454,000 DWSRF loan
  • Lowndes County awarded a $2,500,000 CWSRF loan and a $1,904,500 DWSRF loan
  • McDuffie County Board of Commissioners awarded a $650,000 CWSRF conservation loan
  • Montezuma awarded a $300,000 DWSRF loan
  • Norman Park awarded a $1,500,000 CWSRF conservation loan
  • Pavo awarded a $450,000 DWSRF loan
  • Pelham awarded a $644,000 CWSRF loan and a $672,000 DWSRF loan
  • Poulan awarded a $532,000 DWSRF loan
  • Stewart County Water & Sewerage Authority awarded a $549,000 DWSRF loan
  • Thomaston awarded a $3,000,000 CWSRF loan
  • Villa Rica awarded a $2,500,000 DWSRF loan
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