Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), which President Obama signed into law on February 17, 2009, the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) received $94,447,485 to fund wastewater infrastructure projects and $27,212,000 to fund drinking water infrastructure projects.
On July 6, 2009, IFA announced that the City of Evansville will receive $4 million of this money to help pay for the Southeast Brookside and Covert Avenue Outfall Project.
When complete, the Southeast Brookside and Covert Avenue outfall will affect almost 1,500 people and cover approximately 120 acres on Evansville’s southeast side. The construction cost is $23,700,000. $4 million will be funded by Recovery Act funds and almost $20 million will come from the State Revolving Loan Fund Program (SRF). The construction of this project was started in November 2009 and is expected to be complete by June 2012.
The Southeast Brookside and Covert Avenue outfall is located south of Bayard Park Drive and is centered along Rotherwood Avenue. It is most similar to the project completed in the Lorraine Park area, which will reduce flooding there. The proposed improvements will separate the storm water runoff from the existing combined sewer system. The new storm sewer trunkline will collect the surface water runoff and carry it south along Rotherwood Avenue, west on Ravenswood Drive, south on Evans Avenue, and west on Sweetser Avenue to the existing Levee Authority detention basin located along Veterans Memorial Parkway.
For more information about the City of Evansville's efforts related to the Southeast Brookside and Covert Avenue Outfall Project, please contact:
Evansville Water and Sewer Utility
104 Civic Center Complex
One N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47708
The Indiana Finance Authority will assume all Federal reporting responsibilities related to these funds. For more information on the Indiana Finance Authority, the State Revolving Loan Fund and State-funded wastewater and drinking water infrastructure programs, please visit the IFA Website.