Edina gets million dollar grant

Edina received a Waste Disposal loan and a Waste Disposal Grant.

Citizens of Edina received some great news.

Rural Development partnered with Edina in its efforts to fund the city's wastewater collection and treatment system.

When the mayor heard the amount he did a little dance of joy!

The Rural Development funds will improve Edinaâ??s wastewater system and have a positive impact on the environment.

â??This is a very important day for the city of Edina,â?? said Rural Development State Director Anita Dunning. â??They've been working very hard for about two years with their existing sewer system that because of the change in regulation has become no compliant with the Department of Natural Resources. So, Rural Developmentâ??s here to provide them a little over a $3 million loan and a little over a one million dollar grant to do the necessary repairs for that system.â??

Edina received a Waste Disposal loan of $2,313,000 and a Waste Disposal grant of $1,047,000.

The rural community serves 560 users.