Pembroke was awarded a $603,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors.
The loan will finance rehabilitating sewer main and manholes, according to a press release from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.
The project will ensure structural integrity of the pipes, reduce sewage overflows, and address environmental health concerns.
It is the second grant the city has received in the past two months to upgrade its sewer system. See earlier story here.
The city will pay 0.13% interest on the 20-year loan. The loan will finance a conservation project, which qualifies for a reduced interest rate. The city is eligible for principal forgiveness up to $211,050.
The CWSRF provides low-interest loans for wastewater and water pollution control infrastructure.
The program is jointly funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Georgia.