4 Illinois communities get $2M for wastewater treatment

Apr 16, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Four wastewater treatment plants in Illinois will receive more than $2 million for energy-saving projects.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the awards Wednesday. The money is supplied by the federal Energy Department's State Energy Program .

Topping the list is a $1.5 million grant to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The American Bottoms Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in St. Clair County will receive $327,600. Fairfield in Wayne County will get $146,700 and there is $131,000 for Annawan in Henry County.

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