St Paul (KROC AM News) - A state agency has come to the assistance of a Dodge County town that is reworking its sanitary sewer system.

Mantorville decided not to overhaul its existing facility and instead connect to nearby Kasson’s plant.

This week, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority announced it has approved a grant and loan totaling nearly $2.4-million to help cover the cost. The low-interest loan will save the town of 1200 more than $80,000 in financing costs. The funding will pay for a sewer lift station and force main. Mantorville will pay Kasson an annual fee, based on flow levels. 

“The Mantorville-Kasson sewer project represents more than a decade of planning, cooperation and hard work,” said Shawntera Hardy, who chairs the PFA board and is commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. “This project is a great example of how two communities can work together to provide improved services for local residents.”

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