Public Facilities Authority awards $191M to clean Minnesota waterways
Minnesota — The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) announced $191 million in grants and loans for water and infrastructure repairs in 29 communities. The funding came from the PFA’s Clean Water and Drinking Water revolving loan funds (CWRF), the Water Infrastructure Fund (WIF) grants, and Point Source Implementation (PSI) Grants programs.
The highest-funded clean water projects in Minnesota are:
- Foley: Nearly $28 million will be used to construct a sanitary sewer force main to connect to St. Cloud for treatment. Funding comes from a $19.8 million CWRF loan and $8 million state special appropriation.
- Two Harbors: Nearly $33.5 million will be used to rehabilitate the wastewater treatment facility and upgrade the treatment process to meet permit limits for mercury. Funding for this project comes from a $5.8 million PSI grant, $14.5 million CWRF loan, $1.7 million WIF grant, and a 2020 special appropriation of $11.5 million.
- Saint Paul: The city will use a $46 million CWRF loan to reconstruct the St. Paul Regional Water Service’s McCarron’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant.
A complete list of funding can be found here.