Commerce gets loan for water conservation || OnlineAthens.com

Commerce gets loan for water conservation || OnlineAthens.com.

The City of Commerce has received a $575,000 low-interest loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to reduce the amount of water lost from the municipal system each month.

Commerce will pay 3 percent interest on the one-year loan, but because it is a water conservation project, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority will forgive 50 percent of the principal.
Commerce officials will use the loan to pay for leak detection equipment, leak repairs and to replace old water meters. The city loses about 18 percent of its water through leaks in pipes, city officials said this summer.

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