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Danvers to receive $27,500 to upgrade wastewater systems

Judith Valente

The village of Danvers is getting financial aid to improve wastewater collection and treatment.

The grant, worth $27,500, is coming from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s a part of the EPA’s Unsewered Communities Construction Grant Program to aid communities that lack the resources necessary to safely and properly treat and collect wastewater.

A community is considered “unsewered” if it lacks wastewater collection and/or treatment systems.

The Illinois EPA is giving $515,500 in grants to 20 Illinois communities. Danvers is the only McLean County community included on the list.

This is the second round of grant money given out by the Illinois EPA. The first wave was in spring of 2021, when $1 million in grants was distributed.

Illinois EPA’s Unsewered Communities Construction Grant Program (UCCGP) is making $100 million available over a five-year period through Gov. JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan for construction of wastewater collection and/or treatment facilities.

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Jack Podlesnik is a student reporter and announcer at WGLT. He joined the station in 2021.
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