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Town receives wastewater grant from EDA

MONTICELLO — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) reported that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has approved a $345,180 grant to the Town of Monticello to upgrade the community’s wastewater infrastructure. The EDA Disaster Recovery Project funding will go toward a $690,360 project to improve the Monticello wastewater infrastructure to prevent overflows and backups that occur after heavy rainstorms and severe weather ...

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Chamber pushing for Capitol Complex water upgrades

JACKSON — On March 24, the board of directors of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution supporting funding from the state for water system upgrades for the Mississippi Cpaitol Complex. The resolution reads: “WHEREAS, the 2010 Mississippi Legislature, through House Bill 1701, is actively considering a measure to assist in paying for water system infrastructure upgrades in the ...

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New water regulations implemented

JACKSON — The Commission on Environmental Quality recently approved two revisions to the Surface Water and Groundwater Use and Protection Regulations. These revisions address the permitting procedures and requirements associated with the issuance of groundwater and surface water use and withdrawal permits by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Land and Water Resources (OLWR). The first revision prohibits ...

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First ARRA/WPCRLF funds approved

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that four communities have been approved for subsidized low-interest loans for wastewater infrastructure improvements. The funding is being made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund Program (WPCRLF) administered by MDEQ. These are the first projects in ...

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Local projects get stimulus money

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of $175.8 million in water and environmental projects that are being funded immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The projects will help provide safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment for rural communities in 27 states. To date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $1.47 billion for water and ...

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Senate passes appropriations bill

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. has Senate passed the FY2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which provides funding for federal water projects in Mississippi and university-led energy research. “Senate passage of this bill is a key step toward providing the funding we need to operate and maintain the federal water projects that are important to life in Mississippi. It ...

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