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Capital City faces huge bill, EPA fine for neglected sewer system

JACKSON — After decades of neglecting its sewer system, the city of Jackson soon will face a staggering bill to rebuild it properly. The Jackson City Council could authorize soon a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency in which the city would agree to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on sewer upgrades and pay a sizable fine for violating ...

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Federal audit underway of post-Katrina grant spending

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Federal housing authorities are auditing the use of more than $650 million in grants designated for an ambitious plan for sewage and water systems across south Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, The Associated Press has learned. The money was divided among five south Mississippi counties, with the most, more than $230 million, set aside for ...

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Officials: Katrina recovery-funded infrastructure will be used

JACKSON COUNTY — The Jackson County Utility Authority has spent its Hurricane Katrina recovery project funds on water and wastewater projects that will be well utilized across the county, leaders say. An Associated Press investigation revealed that the Harrison County Utility Authority used millions of dollars to build sewage plants that are underused or sitting completely idle. That’s not a ...

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After nearly seven years, wastewater treatment plant opens

POPLARVILLE — After six and a half years of work, Pearl River County now has two state-of-the-art computerized wastewater treatment facilities up and running. The Picayune Item reports plants were opened late last week with members of the county Utility Authority board and officials with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in attendance. Both sewage plants, one each in Picayune ...

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County building new water treatment plant

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County and the local utility authority will use grant money to build a new water treatment plan for the east side of the county. Supervisor John McKay tells the Mississippi Press the project will cost $10 million to $12 million. McKay said the money was originally meant for economic development at the Singing River Island Naval ...

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City to ask for funds for new casino infrastructure

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville will apply for a grant of up to $8.5 million to fund infrastructure improvements for CanCan Casino. The Sun Herald reports originally the cost of the new streets, water and sewer infrastructure for the proposed casino was estimated at $6 million. City Manager Michael Janus said at yesterday’s council meeting the actual cost was ...

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Businesses in and around city to pay more for services

WEST POINT — The City of West Point has increased rates for water and sewer service to pay for repairs, added operating costs and other expenses. The Daily Times Leader reports that the mayor and board of selectmen approved the higher rates this week. Residential customers inside the city limits will see bills raise from $16 to $23 for their ...

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