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EDA awards grant for water infrastructure improvements at industrial park

Sen. Thad Cochran

Sen. Thad Cochran

HOUSTON — The city of Houston has been awarded a federal grant that will support extensive water system infrastructure upgrades at its industrial park.

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved a $1.47 million investment grant to help construct a new water system to serve current and future tenants at Houston’s industrial park. The funding will cover just over half of the projected $2.94 million cost of the project.

“Basic utilities infrastructure, like an adequate water system, can be key to supporting industry and jobs in our communities. The Houston project is designed to provide a water system that will support businesses and promote public safety,” said Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).

The water system would be designed to maintain operations at the industrial park and meet fire suppression standards. The EDA indicates that the project could help preserve more than 1,100 existing manufacturing jobs and “build a strong foundation for the future economic growth of the region.”

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