Thursday, September 24, 2009
Childers announces grant for Holly Springs water improvements
The city of Holly Springs has received an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant of $300,000 for the Holly Springs Water Improvement, Part 2 project.
Results will include improved water service to all Holly Springs Utility Department customers – 9,500 households, 570 business customers, and nine industrial customers.
“This significant funding represents an important investment in the health and quality of life of Holly Springs residents,” said Congressman Childers. “This grant will help ensure that North Mississippi’s water systems are up-to-date and able to successfully serve their users.”
Approximately 300 households in rural, western Marshall County who currently have shallow home wells, with little or no treatment to the raw water, will receive new public water service with this project.
The project includes the construction of a 300,000-gallon, elevated storage tank, a 1,000-GPM (gallons per minute) well, a 1,000-GPM treatment plant, and about 2.5 miles of 12” distribution line. The water treatment plant will be located on the north side of the newly constructed Mississippi Highway 4; approximately 13,200 linear feet of 12” PVC line will be installed along Highway 4 from Highway 178 to Highway 7.
In addition to serving the industrial land along Highway 4, installation of the proposed facilities will meet current water demand and storage requirements for the City of Holly Springs and will provide rural fire protection.
In addition to ARC funds, local sources (through a U.S. Rural Development community facilities loan) will provide $2,181,450, bringing the total project funding to $2,481,450.
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