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INFLOW GRANT Metropolitan Council

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:20pm

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services Public Meeting:
Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) Grant Program
Metropolitan Council Chambers
390 Robert St. N.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
2:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) will conduct a public meeting to provide information and receive public comment on a proposed new inflow and infiltration (I&I) grant program. As currently anticipated grants will ultimately go to building owners for the purpose of rehabilitation or replacement of sewer service lines and for the disconnection of foundation drains that contribute to excessive I&I in city and regional sewer systems.
Background
The 2013 Minnesota law appropriated $1 million from the Clean Water (“Legacy”) Fund for grants or loans for local I&I reduction programs addressing high priority areas in the metropolitan area.
MCES staff proposes a first-come, first-serve grant program that is intended for non-public sewer infrastructure for building owners residing in eligible high-priority communities. Those consist of all communities that have or will receive an I&I surcharge notice from MCES and were or are required to take action. Grants will be administered by participating cities and passed through to the building owners. The amount of an individual grant is proposed to be the lesser of: i) a maximum of 1/3 of eligible costs or ii) $2,000.
The proposed program details and requirements will be presented at the public meeting for public review and input, and are available at: http://www.metrocouncil.org/Wastewater-Water/News-Events.aspx
Public Meeting Details
• 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2013
• Metropolitan Council Building, Council Chambers
• 390 Robert St. N. (southeast corner of Robert St. and 6th St.), St. Paul, Minnesota
All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public meeting and provide comments. You also may submit comments, which must be received by MCES no later than 5 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2013:
• Send written comments to: Kelly Barnebey, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services,
390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101-1805
• Fax comments to: Kelly Barnebey at 651-602-1477
• Record comments on: Metropolitan Council Public Comment Line at 651-602-1500
• E-mail comments to: public.info@metc.state.mn.us
• Send TTY comments to: 651-291-0904
Upon request, MCES will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities at the public meeting. Please submit such requests to Kelly Barnebey via mail or fax (see above) or by phone at 651-602-1016 before August 6, 2013.
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