The state of Illinois will be backing a $5 million investment to improve wastewater systems in the city of Washington.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency officials have been working with the city of Washington to repair, upgrade and improve their aging wastewater treatment plant, after the city was devastated by a tornado last November.
The community already has been facing major expenses to rebuild homes, and businesses. The EPA investment, announced by Governor Pat Quinn on Thursday, will provide help the community needs to rebuild the wastewater infrastructure.
The Washington wastewater treatment project is part of Governor Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years.