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.
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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