The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces financing for improvements to Mankato’s wastewater system. The financing package from KDHE will fund this project that consists of rehabilitating 39,500 feet of cured-in-place pipe, 900 feet of sewer main replacement, 25-point repairs and improvements to at least 100 maintenance holes. The system serves approximately 800 customers in the City of Mankato, Jewell County.
Construction is planned to start this fall, and completion of the project is planned for late 2024. It will ensure the wastewater system is properly maintained and remains in good operation for the long-term future.
“KDHE is proud to partner with communities to improve infrastructure through a variety of loans and grants to keep projects such as Mankato’s sewer system improvements possible and interest rates below market,” Deputy Secretary for Environment Leo Henning said.
Financing for the improvements to the Mankato wastewater system is made possible through a loan provided by KDHE with joint funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Using the Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (KWPCRF), KDHE provided a $1.9 million loan for the construction project.
The KWPCRF provides financing for municipal wastewater infrastructure at interest rates below market. Since 1989, the KWPCRF has provided more than $1.4 billion in assistance to small and large municipalities to finance wastewater infrastructure in Kansas.