(Cleveland) – The City of Cleveland has taken a big step that they hope will end up doubling the capacity of the city’s wastewater treatment facility. 

At the regular meeting of the city council on Monday, the council voted to accept a $12.6 – million dollar loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) that will provide the funds needed to complete the project.  The city must now wait for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) to give their stamp of approval for the 1.5 – million-gallon capacity facility.

The council at the meeting also approved funding for the design, development, and engineering plans for the new City Municipal Complex to be built on the site of the old Talon facility off of Campbell Street.  The city has had some conceptual drawings made for the facility, and these new plans will be a more definitive set of plans for the new facility.

Mayor Josh Turner commented, saying that their last loan had been completed over 5 years ago, so the funding for these future expenditures is in reserves and is “necessary for engineering and planning to make sure we have what we need for the future”.

Cleveland Municipal Complex Conceptual Drawing