Sandersville and Swainsboro were among five sites in Georgia to receive loans to help finance infrastructure improvements.
Funding for the $6.9 million in projects was approved Tuesday during a Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority board of directors meeting in Statesboro. The other locations to receive funding were Barrow County, Bulloch County and Dade County.
GEFA helps communities prepare for economic growth and development through low-interest loans. The loans to local governments help with projects such as water and sewer lines, treatment plants, pumping stations, wells, water storage tanks and water meters.
The city of Sandersville was approved for a Georgia Fund Loan of nearly $1.2 million to help finance the installation of water and sewer lines. The city will pay a 3.81-percent interest rate on the 20-year loan.
The city of Swainsboro was approved for a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan of $500,000 and a subsidy of $500,000 to finance replacement of one water tank and the rehabilitation of a second water tank. The city will pay no interest on the 20-year loan for $500,000.
The total project cost is $1 million.