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Vermont Town Getting $7.6m for Wastewater Treatment

The Vermont town of Randolph is getting $7.6 million for a new wastewater treatment plant.

Construction on the new plant will begin in August or September.

WCAX-TV reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program announced the town was getting the money.

The town's current plant is 40 years old and is outdated. Plans for a new one have been in the works for several years.

Engineer Tom Doty said the plant is designed to remove nitrogen, which is important not just for the state, but for the region.

He said states like Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts have been meeting stricter nutrient levels for a while and the effort has worked its way up the Connecticut River Basin.

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