Aumsville receives $15 million in federal funds needed to finish its wastewater project

Feb 29, 2024


In the seven years since Aumsville was told its wastewater treatment wasn’t good enough, the city has been looking for money to build a new one.

The current estimate is it will cost over $28 million.

City leaders have known that tagging their residents with the entire cost of the bill was untenable. So, for years, they’ve been hitting up every possible funding source and building a bank to pay for the required improvements.

The offices of Oregon’s two senators announced on Monday a $15 million package to help the city of 4,200 about 5 miles east of Salem. It includes a low-interest $9 million loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a forgivable $6 million loan from the USDA.

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