Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility improvements funded by EPA loan
Infrastructure improvements are coming to the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility soon, thanks to a $281 million loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The loan, a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan, will support a project to modernize the treatment facility's outdated infrastructure.
The Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility is Johnson County's oldest treatment facility and is in need of technological improvements to meet future water quality needs.
Once complete, the treatment facility will be able to treat 15 million gallons per day during average daily flows and 52 million gallons per day during peak flows.