Pictured (L-R) – Ronnie Paul (Heneghan and Associates), Bill Grider and Dave Willey (City of Greenville), Kim Swisher (Rural Development), Kenny Woelfel, Seth Elliott and Chris Schlobohm (Heneghan and Associates)

The City of Greenville had a Loan Closing with USDA Rural Development to allow construction to begin on their Sanitary Sewer Improvements for Un-Served Areas project. The project, which has been in the planning and design stages since 2013, will consist of approximately 16,500 feet of 8-inch, 7,600 feet of 12-inch, and 3,300 feet of 15-inch PVC sewer main; 8,200 feet of 6-inch PVC Service Laterals; 6,600 feet of 1.5-inch to 3-inch PE/PVC forcemain; 27 individual Grinder Pumps; and will provide city sewer service to 98 homes and businesses in and around the City of Greenville. Project funding is provided by a $4,850,000 low-interest loan from USDA Rural Development, a $665,000 grant from USDA Rural Development, as well as local funds from the City. Kim Swisher is USDA’s local RD Area Specialist from the Mt. Vernon area office.

Management of the City of Greenville’s wastewater system is overseen by Mayor Alan Gaffner and the City Council consisting of the following: Jes Adam, John Gillard, Mike Heath, and Kyle Littlefield. The council is supported by Dave Willey, City Manager and Sue Ann Nelson, City Clerk. The wastewater system is overseen by Bill Grider, Public Works Director.

Outside consultants for the Sanitary Sewer Improvements for Un-Served Areas project include the following: design engineering, funding acquisition, easement acquisition, construction administration, and on-sight construction observation is being provided by Heneghan & Associates of Jerseyville and Centralia, and legal services and easement review is provided by Schaufelberger Law Offices, LTD of Greenville. Haier Plumbing and Heating, Inc., of Okawville, IL, will be the general contractor for the project.