Eighteen small Kansas towns will split $6.9 million in federal money to extend water and sewer service, the state Commerce Department announced today.
Recipients of the Community Development Block Grants are the cities of Belleville, Burlingame, Elgin, Hill City, Little River, Marion, Matfield Green, Muscotah, Oakley, Olpe, Park, Parker, Scranton, Smolan and Woodston, as well as Osage, Lyon and Bourbon counties.
Community and state agencies will match the federal grants with about $14.5 million, department spokesman Joe Monaco said in a statement.
The grants are as follows:
– Belleville, sewer, $209,000 to repair collection lines. The city will provide $209,000.
– Bourbon County sewer, $500,000 to build a sewer system for Sewer District No. 1. The county and other sources will contribute $1,590,475.
– Burlingame, sewer, $500,000 to inspect lines and upgrade mains. The city and other sources will contribute $889,325.
– Elgin, water, $142,000 to construct a new well, abandon old cistern and install a chlorination system. Other sources will provide $88,190.
– Hill City, water, $421,125, to construct a municipal water well and transmission line to connect the new well. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will provide $421,125 in matching funds.
– Little River, water, $499,779 to improve the water supply and distribution system. KDHE will provide $499,779 in matching funds.
– Lyon County, water, $500,000 to install a new booster station and replace water main under the Kansas Turnpike. Lyon County Rural Water District #1 will contribute $751,460.
– Marion, water, $102,703, to repair or replace water lines. The city will provide $115,000 of matching funds.
– Matfield Green, water, $150,000 to replace standpipe and make water line improvements. Other sources will provide $160,120.
– Muscotah, water, $444,000 to construct a 65,000-gallon elevated water storage tank and make other system improvements. Other sources will provide matching funds of $746,000.
– Oakley, sewer, $500,000 for lagoon improvements. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will provide $2,409,070 to this project.
– Olpe, water, $500,000 to replace 23,130 linear feet of asbestos pipe. Other sources will provide $942,856 in financing.
– Osage County, water $490,000 to install water lines to serve 35 new customers of Rural Water District #6. Other sources and thel water district will match this grant with $497,690.
– Park, sewer, $320,000, for rehabilitation of the existing wastewater treatment lagoon and replacement of the main lift station. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will provide $435,910.
– Parker, sewer, $390,487 for sealing or replacing manholes, TV lines and work on lagoons. Other sources will provide $390,487.
– Scranton, sewer, $500,000 to upgrade sewer line and repair 134 manholes. Other sources will provide $3,087,895 in matching funds.
– Smolan, sewer, $442,000 to construct a new lagoon system. The city and other sources will be providing $442,000 in matching funds to the project.
– Woodston, water, $344,000 to purchase water rights, construct an ion exchange nitrate removal system and make numerous other water improvements to the system. Other sources will provide $815,500 in matching funds.