Rockwell City’s Twin Lakes Connection project clears environmental impact hurdle

Over the past few years, the Twin Lakes Connection project has been on the forefront of Rockwell City’s affairs. This past Thursday, Rockwell City and Twin Lakes cleared another big hurdle toward making the connection a reality.

The State Revolving Fund and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources saw no significant impact for Rockwell City’s Water Treatment System Improvements project, according to a Finding of No Significant Impact public release on August 8 by the DNR.

According to the review, “it has been determined that the proposed action will result in no significant impacts to the surrounding environment.” The review also stated, “the project will not have an effect on parklands, preserves, other public lands or areas of recognized scenic or recreational value.”

Rockwell City has also applied for financial assistance through the SRF to help build the project, which is an authorized program by Environmental Protection Agency and administered by the DNR in partnership with the Iowa Finance Authority.

The environmental review was also in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The connection will travel westward on County Road D-36, then run north along Highway 4 to the north of Highway 20. North of the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 4, will be a connection with Twin Lakes’ side of the connection.

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