City Council 10/15/13 9:15 PM grs
Findlay City Council voted to adopt a measure to apply for a small loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority. In the move, the city will borrow $10,000 to pay for the design phase of the water treatment plant’s Clearwells project. By becoming a customer of the OWDA the city will be able to take advantage of discount loan rates for future borrowing..
Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer said borrowing through the OWDA gives the city another alternative since the municipal bond market has been in a constant state of flux. The Clearwell project is designed to keep ground water from infiltrating the clearwell that stores treated water..
Schmelzer said the water turbidity issue is minor at this point, however the EPA has been talking with the city about clearing the issue up since 2007. Another project is also in the works at Findlay’s waste water treatment plant called the Bar Screen project..
Schmelzer said this project could also be paid by OWDA funds and will entail building a separate building at the plant where debris will be filtered from the waste water.