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City of Tieton Receives $500,000 in SEID Money for Pipes

YAKIMA, Wa -  The City of Tieton receives half a million dollars in SEID money from Yakima County to help replace its water pipes.

The city's mayor and a consulting engineer presented their case before the seid board this morning.

They received unanimous approval.

$250,000 will come in grant form. 

The other half will be a loan with interest deffered for two years.

"I'm very confident.  I believe all of the opportunities are really good for us," says Norma Joiner, mayor of Tieton, "We've been very successful.  I believe one way or the other, we'll find all of those funds.  I won't stop until I do."

Joiner says they also have another two and a half million dollars in grants and loans secured from the Governor, the USDA, the Public Works Trust Fund, as well as city reserves.

She projects having to raise monthly water rates by $13 to pay for the pipes, but hopes additional funding will bring that number down.