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Airport is next step closer to wastewater project funding

(Jackson, Wyo.) - At the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors meeting yesterday, the board recommended $7.6 million in Business Ready Community grants and loans, including $2 million for the Jackson Hole Airport wastewater project. The Jackson Hole Airport Board requested a $1,500,000 grant and $1,000,000 loan to construct a pipeline and related improvements to convey wastewater from the airport to the town of Jackson’s wastewater treatment facility. The project will allow the airport to continue operations and increase passenger traffic without hurting the environment. It will also reduce operating costs and long-term replacement costs compared with an onsite treatment plant. At yesterday's meeting, the Board recommended funding the $1,500,000 grant and a $500,000 loan. Additionally, Alpine requested a $1,538,944 grant and $226,683 loan to purchase 35 acres from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in addition to extending and upgrading an existing road and an 8-inch water main. The project will improve fire suppression, system reliability and recreational lake access. The property has garnered commercial interest, including from an in-state brewery and Melvin Brewing, which has indicated interest in expansion. The Board recommended full funding for the project The State Loan and Investment Board will make final decisions on BRC project requests at its 8 a.m. meeting on June 16 in Cheyenne. *Feature Photo: h/t Shutterstock / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news