BRAWLEY — The city of Brawley was awarded Monday a grant of $1.96 million for its wastewater-treatment plant expansion.
According to a press release from the Office of the Governor, Gov. Gray Davis approved the low-cost state financing grant from the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank.
The CIEDB grant will provide assistance to the city of Brawley to upgrade its wastewater plant and install a sewer line extending services to the proposed San Diego State University, Brawley campus, the new U.S. Border Patrol ventures and the new beef-processing plant.
"California's border cities face unique challenges as they continue to develop clean, safe and productive communities," said Davis.
"Today's financing by the CIEDB is a model project that will enable the city of Brawley to add necessary capacity to its wastewater system, address critical environmental quality issues and increase employment opportunities for local residents," he added.