Ludington to receive $6 million for wastewater treatment plant

May 15, 2019 GMT

Ludington will receive more than $6 million in loan funding from USDA Rural Development to help with improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

In a release from the USDA, officials stated that Ludington will receive $6,014,000 for upgrades to the system, which serves 5,087 residential and 1,051 commercial users, treating sewage from Ludington and Scottville, as well as portions of Pere Marquette, Hamlin and Amber townships. Ludington will revise the aerated lagoon, reconfigure another lagoon, and make plant improvements with the funds, the release stated.

Ludington is one of four in Michigan to receive grants as parts of an $82 million investment through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, according to the USDA — funds that will be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems in communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. The other recipients of grant funds are the Village of Akron in Tuscola County, and the cities of Croswell and Vicksburg, in Sanilac and Kalamazoo counties, respectively.