Six Georgia communities, including Braselton, have been awarded financing totaling $37.1 million for water, wastewater, sewer, and land conservation projects by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors.
Braselton is getting a $5.6 million loan that will finance expanding the town’s current water reclamation facility, constructing treatment structures, and importing soil to areas that have poor soil quality. A recent environmental assessment identified poor quality soil conditions around the facility.
Importing new soil will help the wastewater treatment process and provide adequate protection to the water quality in surrounding areas, according a GEFA news release. This project will mitigate potential risk to the soil and maximize the benefits of water reuse and resource conservation.
Braselyon will pay 1.63% interest on the 20-year loan, which is eligible for a reduced interest rate because Braselton is a WaterFirst Community.