The Marin County Community Development Agency announced it was awarded a $750,000 grant for the second phase of the Marshall Community Wastewater System, which will add 20 homes and Tony’s Restaurant to the existing wastewater project. “[T]he partnership overcame an almost impossible deadline to be successful in this highly competitive grant program,” Supervisor Steve Kinsey said in a press release. The funding will cover half the cost of the second phase of the project, which began 14 years ago when human waste was discovered polluting oyster beds along the Marshall Mile. From 1988 to 2008, collaborative efforts by the community and county led to the completion of a Wastewater Disposal Zone, but a number of residents were left out. The county expects construction to begin in the fall of 2013.