After years of waiting, the City of Iola is getting full funding for a wastewater treatment plant.
The city announced on Friday that the board meeting for the Texas Water Development Board took place Thursday morning, where they approved Iola to receive $11 million from the Clean Water State Revolving fund.
This will help build a project to provide first-time waste-water service to residences in the incorporated city limits.
The funding will pay for an updated planning phase, design, land acquisition, and construction phases.
Included in the actual project will be a gravity collection system, lift stations, and a wastewater treatment plant, plus federal level environmental coordination and an asset management plan.
The original planning phase was funded through a 2011 grant.
The design phase begins in April 2022, and construction is projected to begin in December 2022.