Century Receives $8.8 Million Wastewater System Loan; Nearly $8 Million To Be Forgiven

October 31, 2022

The Town of Century has been awarded an $8.8 million loan for wastewater system upgrades, and they won’t be required to repay nearly $8 million of it.

Century will receive a $8,865,336 loan from the State Revolving Fund Program (SRF) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Ninety percent of the principal — $7,978,802 — will be forgiven through the SRF and the Disadvantage Small Community Grants Program. Century will be required repay just 10% or $886,534.

“This is huge for Century,” Mayor Ben Boutwell said. “This means no more band-aids for our infrastructure.”

The state fund will be used for improvement and repairs at the Century Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the sanitary sewer pumping system including several lift stations, and to the master lift station at the Century Correctional Institution.

“This will bring our wastewater infrastructure into the 21st century and last us for the next 20 or 30 years,” Boutwell said.

Pictured: The Century Wastewater Treatment Plant. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Century Receives $8.8 Million Wastewater System Loan; Nearly $8 Million To Be Forgiven”

  1. Stumpknocker on November 1st, 2022 12:17 am

    This is how century is operated on grants from other tax payers and loans that never get repaid. Run the town like a business, if it can’t even keep itself a float then it’s time to shut it down.

  2. StraightShooter on October 31st, 2022 9:20 pm

    Maybe the employees can get loans like they used to.

  3. Citizen on October 31st, 2022 8:18 pm

    Nobody wanted to vote out Boutwell, LU, they are looking to ensure a person with knowledge to run a municipality in the future will be at the helm, it’s up to the council to get a change in the charter or on the ballot or not.

    I don’t even believe in term limits but I’m only one vote.

    The residents at Innerarity had thousands of dollars put on their annual property tax to pay for them to be on an ECUA sewer. It is really pretty poor leadership when ECUA was formed to take over those kind of things. Instead they put it own the backs of the people.

    This is great news for the residents of Century. And also for ECUA. And people on ECUA, no rate increase for this.

    All you people down stream on Escambia river.. good news for you too.

  4. Swamp Gas on October 31st, 2022 4:09 pm

    Century giveth and receiveth loans that shall never be paid back.

  5. Wayne on October 31st, 2022 12:38 pm

    You are lost as the town that never was.
    And on the taxpayers dime.

  6. Chris on October 31st, 2022 9:59 am

    Well at least something in Century will be upgraded

  7. LU on October 31st, 2022 4:53 am

    Hey Century Commenty
    Y’all still want to Vote out Mayor Boutwell …………Looks like He’s the ONLY ONE getting things Done! I think you need to re think y’all position. I Glad to See something Positive come to the People of Century. As far as the others in The City of Century Government……. You Couldn’t get me to pay y’all a dime.

  8. Citizen on October 31st, 2022 2:46 am


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