Read the full article by Michael Norton (Cape Cod Times)
“BOSTON — The state is piloting a no-interest loan program to help cities and towns finance projects that address dangerous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in public water supplies.
The Massachusetts Treasury announced Monday that cities and towns must apply by the end of the year to be eligible for the loans, which are funded in part by a $10.65 million appropriation stemming from last year’s state budget surplus. The Treasury said requests for ’emergency financing’ must be submitted to the state Department of Environmental Protection and will be subject to review and approval by the department and the state Clean Water Trust board of trustees…
In recent years, the public drinking water supplies in Mashpee and Hyannis have been contaminated with the chemicals.
‘We want people to know that there are resources available to ensure healthy drinking water for residents throughout Massachusetts,’ Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, chairwoman of the Clean Water Trust, said in a statement…”