The City of Perham has been approved for a $784,850 loan to rehabilitate the city sanitary sewer at Second Avenue and Third Street.

The money is part of just over $36 million in grant and loan funding by the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority for water infrastructure projects in Minnesota.

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Ortonville, De Graff, Columbia Heights and Little Falls were also approved for funding, according to a news release from the PFA.

The Perham sanitary sewer work is part of a larger city street and utility project, according to the release. Funding for this project comes from a CWRF loan of $784,850. This 15-year-loan at 1% is expected to save $47,322 when compared to market-rate financing, according to the release.

The PFA helps communities build and maintain public infrastructure, according to the release. Since its inception in 1987 the PFA has financed $4.5 billion in public infrastructure projects in communities throughout Minnesota.