EPA Awards $477,000 for Davenport, Iowa's Infrastructure
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $477,000 to the city of Davenport, Iowa, for the continued design and construction of the West Side Diversion Tunnel Project, according to a Sept. 10 press release. The project will construct approximately three miles of new sanitary sewer on Davenport’s west side.
This project will help to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows. During major storms, 60 homes in the immediate area have experienced sewer backup problems. Construction will start at the Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad track between U.S. Highway 61 and the Mississippi River and terminate on the uplands along Duck Creek.
This project will improve water quality in the Mississippi River and improve habitat for bald eagles, blue herons, migratory waterfowl, and the endangered Higgins Eye clam.