Okanogan set to get $200,000-plus

Okanogan City Hall

OKANOGAN – The city is in line to receive more than $200,000 in grant and loan funding for its wastewater treatment and collection system comprehensive plan.

Public Works Director Shawn Davisson was notified Jan. 18 that the city is on the state Department of Ecology’s draft water quality funding offer list and intended use plan list for fiscal year 2020.

“It appears the City of Okanogan will be receiving a grant in the amount of $105,000 and a loan for $105,000” for the project, said Davisson.

He credited the mayor and city council for supporting the project, plus city staff and Dave Ellis of Gray and Osborne engineers.

The project ranked 22nd out of 139 applications.

Other local entities on the ranking list include:

-Okanogan Conservation District - $250,000 for riparian restoration.

-Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation - $194,325 for water quality restoration and monitoring.

-Town of Twisp – $112,810 in loans for wastewater treatment facility engineering report.

-Foster Creek Conservation District - $250,000 for multi-phased restoration to improve water quality.

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