Public Works Board approves over $5.4 million in loans to communities in need

August 3, 2018|News Releases

Pre-construction loans will help 10 Washington communities pursue needed public infrastructure work

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board today awarded $5,430,540 in pre-construction loans to 10 cities, counties and water districts throughout the state. This is just the second time in five years the Board has had funding available to issue these low-interest loans for vital public infrastructure improvements to roads, water, sanitary sewer and street systems.

The board selected 10 of 13 projects from applications requesting over $8.5 million. Pre-construction loans pay for work required before construction can begin.

“I’ve been waiting a long time to provide local governments the assistance they need to serve the people living in their communities,” said Board Chair Scott Hutsell.

2018 Washington State Public Works Board Pre-Construction Loan Awards:

  • City of Deer Park – $325,000 for Sixth Street drinking water reservoir replacement
  • City of Dayton – $1 million for wastewater treatment plant land acquisition
  • Town of Rosalia – $71,300 for water system improvements
  • King County Water District #111 – $180,000 for Well 6 rehabilitation
  • City of Pasco – $1 million for process water reuse facility improvement expansion
  • City of Rock Island – $231,000 for water system improvement
  • King County Water District #49 – $1 million for 575 Zone reservoir and booster pump station
  • City of Camas – $1 million for SR500 (Everett Street) and Lake Road Intersection
  • City of Waitsburg – $90,000 for waterline upgrades
  • City of Cle Elum – $533,240 for downtown revitalization

The 2018 Legislature authorized $14 million for these loans to help local governments strengthen communities. The next funding cycle for the remaining $2.7 million opens mid-August, with applications due in September 2018. The Legislature also provided $5 million in emergency loans which is a continuous application process until the funds are exhausted. For more information, visit the Public Works Board website or sign up to receive periodic news and updates from the Public Works Board via email or text message. You may change your preferences or unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time.

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Contacts:

Connie Rivera, Public Works Board, (360) 725-3088

Penny Thomas, Commerce Press Office, (206) 256-6106

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