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Department of Agriculture awards more than $11 million to Shelby County for water infrastructure – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

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SHELBY COUNTY — Shelby County is receiving a federal mortgage and grant to assist finance enhancements and growth plans for a wastewater therapy plant within the county.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development awarded the county a $6,131,000 mortgage and a $5.2 million grant to enhance and develop the Lake Loramie Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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According to a launch, the cash will assist the county come into compliance with Ohio (*7*) Protection Agency water high quality requirements. Additionally, it would permit the ability to improve the capability it may possibly deal with by 200,000 gallons per day.

“Strong water and sewer infrastructure is critical to Ohio communities’ ability to be economically competitive,” U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown stated.

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Brown stated the funding will assist enhance the native financial system in Shelby County.