Elk Horn on list of IA cities awarded water quality loans


March 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nineteen Iowa cities, including Elk Horn, have received a combined $20.8 million in low-interest state loans to improve water quality in their communities. The Iowa Finance Authority announced the loans Wednesday. The money is aimed at helping cities pay for upgrading or constructing water and wastewater infrastructure. The loans range from about $90,000 to almost $7 million.  The City of  Elk Horn received $300,000 for its clean water construction project.

Participating cities include Albion, Centerville, Elk Horn, Humboldt and Osceola. The loans come from a state fund administered by the Iowa Finance Authority and the state Department of Natural Resources.