“The city of Hillsboro, like many small towns, has an aging infrastructure in need of critical improvements,” Congressman Turner said. “Hillsboro’s existing wastewater treatment plant does not meet current EPA standards. This presents problematic environmental concerns for the safety of the local water supply. These dollars will help as the city moves forward with planned upgrades to the facility. I look forward to working with Mayor Zink and local officials on future projects to improve Hillsboro’s infrastructure.”
The funding will help Hillsboro officials pay for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant that will make the facility compliant with environmental protection agency (EPA) regulations, including provisions in the federal Clean Water Act. The city also plans to make upgrades to equipment required for the treatment of waste, such as pumps and clarifiers, which are used to remove solids from liquids and the construction of a levy, since the plant is located in a floodway.