Bentley awards funding for sewer improvement | News
A $450,000 grant awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley will eliminate potential health hazards and improve living conditions in two areas of Dadeville.
The Community Development Block Grant will be used to provide or improve city sewer services along Aster Street and Freeman Drive. Faulty private septic systems on Aster Street and damaged sewer lines along Freeman Drive are allowing raw sewage to escape and flow on and within the ground.
“This program helps many Alabama local governments to address urgent needs that they might otherwise be unable to afford,” Bentley said. “I am very pleased to announce the award for this project.”
About half of the residents along Aster Street experience sewage backup in their homes or yards due to failing septic systems. On Freeman Drive, damaged sewer lines servicing a public housing complex are causing an overflow and must be replaced. The city has used previous CDBG awards to make other sewer system improvements near the housing area.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
ADECA administers numerous programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, workforce development, water resource management and recreation development.
Bentley notified Mayor Mike Ingram that the grant had been approved. The city has pledged local funding of $93,000 for the two sewer projects.
Source: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
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