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Coulee Dam anticipates loan approval for plant


Coulee Dam will receive official word on its loan application for its wastewater treatment plant April 19, according to town officials.

Representatives from USDA Rural Development will meet with town officials at noon at town hall to make an official announcement about the loan. Town officials said Tuesday they haven’t received word on the amount of the loan due to calculations that are still being made.

In last week’s town council meeting the council vacated a portion of Beaver Drive to make way for the new proposed wastewater treatment plant.

The vacated strip of land is about 35 feet by 550 feet. The vacated strip of land will connect the present wastewater treatment site with a 2.3-acre piece of land that is being used through special arrangement with the Bureau of Reclamation. This would make the overall site about seven acres.

Mayor Greg Wilder said at Wednesday’s meeting that, while the town doesn’t know the amount of the loan, he felt that the application would be well funded.

Wilder said that some preliminary work could begin soon, but the actual construction would likely occur in 2017.

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