Auburn BPW Told City of Peru Has Filed State Revolving Fund Grant Application
The Auburn Board of Public Works (BPW) was updated Wednesday, Aug. 19 on possibly furnishing longterm water supply to the City of Peru.
General Manager Dave Hunter told the board Peru representatives have applied to obtain grant money through the State Revolving Fund (SRF). The fund furnishes low interest loans to improve infrastructure and drinking water safety. Hunter states getting funding through SRF would be quicker than obtaining Federal Emergency Management Agency funding. The general manager said the City of Peru may know more on its application by the end of 2020. A memorandum of understanding
A memorandum of understanding had been approved by the board in July and has been signed by Peru officials. A letter of support has been forwarded to the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission which confirms BPW’s commitment to work with Peru representatives to assist them in reestablishing a fully functional water supply while ensuring Peru is provided with an adequate supply of safe drinking water now and in the future. The utility calls sustainable drinking water critical to regional residents’ health, safety and economic prosperity.
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