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Superior water project nets $6.8 million

Gov. Jim Doyle on Monday announced nearly $6.8 million for a clean water infrastructure project in Superior that is expected to create up to 70 jobs.

The money will be used for sewer and storm water system upgrades. Half of the money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the other half is from the State Clean Water Fund Program.

The project will help the city of Superior meet water quality standards, reduce the risk of sewer surcharges, and direct the water to detention basins before it is discharged –- keeping sediments out of the St. Louis and Nemadji rivers and Lake Superior.

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