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Sheffield Lake, Avon Lake get EPA grants

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Sheffield Lake and Avon Lake each received more than $1 million from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to improve infrastructure.

The two cities, along with several other projects throughout Northeast Ohio received part of $97 million in low-interest and principal forgiveness funding from the Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, along with other water quality improvements.

Avon Lake received $1.9 million to rehabilitate close to 1,900 feet of old sanitary sewer lines and replace a water line. Sheffield Lake received $1 million to replace eight submersible pumps, flow meters and transfer switches.

Statewide, the agency awarded roughly $174 million in loans during the third quarter of the year, including $6.6 million in principal forgiveness, according to a news release. The loans were approved between July 1 and Sept. 30.

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