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Water projects getting ARRA funds

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has made public the selection of more than $123 million in water and environmental projects that are being funded immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The projects will help provide safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment systems for rural towns and communities in 24 states, including Mississippi.

Vilsack said. “These Recovery Act investments will provide reliable drinking water and sanitary waste disposal while creating and saving jobs in rural America.”

Mississippi is to receive a total of $4.889 million for two water projects. The organizations receiving funding are the Clarkdale Water Association Inc ($4.2 million) and the Trim Cane Water Association Inc. ($689,000).

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