Zorn applauds state loan for Bedford wastewater treatment improvements

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn on Monday applauded the approval of state low-interest loans to Monroe County on behalf of Bedford Township to help make needed sewer and wastewater treatment improvements.

“It is critical that we continue to help communities make the public infrastructure improvements necessary to protect our water resources and provide clean and safe water to Michigan families,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “I applaud Monroe County and Bedford Township leaders for working with the state to ensure they can make these important upgrades and repairs.”

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced the approval of a $10.2 million loan from the State Revolving Fund for improvements to the Bedford Township Wastewater Treatment Plant. The funds will support three pump stations and the rehabilitation of 24,300 lineal feet of sewer pipes and 83 manholes. It is the second of two loans for this two-segment project.

Michigan’s Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund, better known as the State Revolving Fund (SRF), provides low-interest loans to local municipalities for construction of needed water pollution control facilities, such as sewage or stormwater treatment projects.