BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Zachary will be getting a $9.3 million upgrade to its sewer collection lines and pumping stations thanks to a loan from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

The loan is part of DEQ's Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which provides low-cost funding to communities for the planning, design and construction of wastewater infrastructure. Emergency generators and a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system will also be installed at each lift station.

The newly improved wastewater collection system will fix decades old infrastructure which consists of deteriorated clay and concrete pipes.