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Ohio EPA giving Toledo $6.5M in no-interest loans for upgrades at water treatment plant

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio is supplying Toledo with interest-free loans totaling $6.5 million for improvements at the city's water treatment plant.

The money will go toward helping the city combat the kind of toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply for 400,000 people last August.

Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency says just over $5 million will be spent on building storage silos that will hold activated carbon that's used to treat the drinking water.

The rest of the money includes funding for a study on Toledo's water treatment needs.

The state announced after the water emergency in Toledo last year that it was making $150 million in interest-free loans available so that cities can upgrade water treatment and wastewater plants.

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