Waiting game continues on sewage treatment plant grants for Romney

ROMNEY, Ind. (WLFI) – The waiting game continues for Romney to fund a nearly $4 million sewage treatment plant.

The Tippecanoe County Council met with the town’s sewage district and concerned residents Monday night to discuss funding options with Ethel Morgan, engineer and consultant with HomeTown Engineering LLC.

Romney doesn’t qualify for a grant they were hoping for because the town is just over the maximum income rate.

Now, town officials hope the $3.9 million plant can be paid for through a combination of grants from the Rural Development program and the State Revolving Fund or SRF.

“They find out in July how much grant money they are going to get. If they look at me and say, ‘Ethel, Romney is going to get $3 million in grant money from SRF,’ we’ll jump on it and we won’t wait for RD, and we’ll be ready to go spring of next year,” said Morgan.

Morgan said if they have to wait on Rural Development, it could take until December to find out. If that happens, the project would likely break ground in the spring of 2016.

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