Illinois will provide $250 million in low-interest loans to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago as part of its expanded $1 billion state revolving fund program, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday.

The district will use the SRF money for water infrastructure upgrades, to clean up area rivers, for flood prevention, and reducing pollution. Proceeds will finance upgrades to a pumping station that is part of the MWRD’s massive deep tunnel and disinfection equipment to treat outflowing water at several district plants.

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