Work on Brookville’s wastewater plant to begin next month

Project being funded by $2 million state loan

“We’ve been trying to do some upgrades to our plant for three years,” Keaton said. She added that the original treatment plant, 610 S. Wolf Creek Street, was built in 1965.

Part of the project’s funding comes from a $2 million Ohio Public Works Commission loan that the city applied for in 2012.

The OPW commission provides financing for local public infrastructure improvements. One of the ways it provides this funding is through the use of grants and loans.

“We did not rank high enough to get funded immediately or the following year,” Keaton said. “The (loan) was granted last July and we were in the design phase of the project all last year and the first part of this year.”

The treatment plant was modified in 1988 and 1998.

Keaton said the proposed work consists of replacing influent valves, replacing screening auger from influent screens, painting pipe, replacing entire HVAC system and bringing electrical system into compliance. The work also includes repairs to the Vertical Loop Reactor aeration system.

The rehabilitation work is scheduled to be completed in July of next year.

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