Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

September 3, 2013

Pancake Day trivia

The Daily Iowegian

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Sept. 3: On the first Pancake Day in 1949, there was not a parade. It was added in 1950.

Water quality improvement

DES MOINES — A new program focused on preventing and cleaning up polluted runoff from city streets and agricultural land will soon award more than $12 million to 22 Iowa communities.

The funding for the new program comes from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a loan fund for wastewater and other water quality projects.

On a typical CWSRF loan, the wastewater utility borrows money and repays it plus interest and fees. On a CWSRF loan with a sponsored project, a portion of the money that the utility normally would have paid in interest goes toward an additional watershed-based water quality project. Through an interest rate adjustment, the utility’s ratepayers get both wastewater and watershed projects for the cost of one.