Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Adoption of water plan opens way for $4 million loan
Last night's adoption of the 2004 Comprehensive Water System Plan by the Sunnyside City Council opens the doors for the city to receive a $4 million loan.
Public Works Director Jim Bridges explained to the council that the adoption of the city water plan makes Sunnyside eligible to receive a $4 million low interest, long term loan from the Washington State Department of Health. If secured, the monies would be used to complete the construction of several large water system projects, as well as complete the drilling of two new wells, waterline looping projects and other system improvements.
City staff began preparing the comprehensive water plan in June 2003. Several presentations were made to the council during that time frame, and ultimately they led to the adoption of a cross connection ordinance.
Bridges said the city received notice that its water plan had been approved by the Department of Health, and last night's formal adoption of the plan was the final step in the process.