Grant & Loan Awards: Wheeler County


Wheeler County

Equity Fund: $325,000

Awarded: 12/01/2008

Applicant: Glenwood, City of

Equity funds to assist with upgrading the City's sanitary sewer system. The City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is out of compliance and the EPD has issued two Consent Orders to the City. Two of Wheeler County's top five employers are threatened by these wastewater issues which include Lower Oconee Regional Hospital and Accord Nursing Center. These two facilities provide 93 full-time jobs with 51 percent low to moderate income residents. The recent closing of the hospital in Telfair County has made the Lower Oconee Regional Hospital even more vital to this economically distressed region.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $4,875,000

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