OLYMPIA – The LOTT Alliance’s $2.76 million project to deliver reclaimed wastewater to Tumwater Valley Golf Course will be financed with federal stimulus money and a low-interest state loan.
The state Department of Ecology made the announcement Monday, listing the LOTT project as one of five projects recently added to its clean-water recovery act list.
“We had applied for federal stimulus funding, but to have the entire project funded is a pleasant surprise,” LOTT spokeswoman Lisa Dennis-Perez said.
The favorable funding package, which includes a 20-year state loan at 2.9 percent interest, will free up money for other LOTT capital improvement projects.
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Work is nearly complete on the first phase of the project, which involved conversion of a 20-inch sewer line into a reclaimed water line between Marathon and Tumwater Falls parks.
In September, another phase of the project will require closure of the pedestrian bridge from Marathon Park to Heritage Park while a water main is installed.
During peak summer use, the golf course will be the largest single user of reclaimed wastewater in South Sound, about 600,000 gallons a day, Dennis-Perez said.
LOTT qualified for the federal funding because of the project’s water-conservation and reuse features, an Ecology news release states.
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