Loan to help Chicago replace aging pipes

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

CHICAGO – The city of Chicago is getting a $15 million low-interest loan to help replace aging drinking-water mains and pipes.

Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that Chicago will receive the loan from the state’s $1 billion Illinois Clean Water Initiative. That program helps local governments overhaul aging water and sewer plants and replace pipelines.

Chicago will use the money to replace about seven miles of drinking water pipes, some of which are more than 100 years old.

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