Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase I Public Hearing Oct. 15

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The City Council of the City of Freeport, Illinois will conduct a Public Hearing at City Hall, 314 W.Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:30pm.

The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity for public input regarding the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase I Improvements and the Adams Avenue Sewer Main Replacement projects.

The hearing will include a discussion on the planning, design, and evaluation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase I Improvements and Adams Avenue Sewer Main Replacement projects. These improvements include the modification of the Wastewater Treatment Plant to include phosphorus removal; the construction of three new secondary clarifiers, a new UV disinfection system, new influent structure pumps, screening, and grit removal; and the replacement of 5,200 feet of sanitary sewer and 23 manholes along Adams Avenue.

The City of Freeport has prepared a detailed Facility Plan regarding this project, and the proposed financing of the project is through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP). As a condition of the proposed funding, a Project Summary and Preliminary Environmental Impact Determination (PEID) has been prepared by IEPA. Detailed information on the project, together with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Preliminary Environmental Impact Determination (PEID) documents, will be available for public inspection at City Hall.

Persons and/or organizations wishing to make a statement on the proposed project will be asked to identify themselves and their respective interest at the Public Hearing. Written statements regarding the subject of the Public Hearing will be accepted until 10 days after the hearing and should be addressed to the IEPA as indicated in the Preliminary Environmental Impact Determination document. Written comments can be directly submitted to IEPA to the attention of Chad Rice, Project Manager, Bureau of Water, Infrastructure Financial Assistance Section, 1021 North Grand Avenue East, P.O. Box 19276, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276.

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