Apr 20 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $5 MILLION FOR SEWER EXPANSION IN DEMOPOLIS

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today announced that the City of Demopolis will receive $5,170,000 in federal funds for the expansion of its water and waste disposal system. The funding will be used to increase the size of sewer lines and pump stations in order to serve the Highway 43 Industrial Park and the South Industrial Park County Road 21. The existing sewer system serves 2847 residential and 159 commercial customers.

The funds have been awarded by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, which serves as the lead federal entity for rural development needs. They include a grant of $2,520,000 and a loan of $2,650,000.

Sen. Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce this important funding for the City of Demopolis. These funds will provide them with the opportunity to expand their sewer system, which may lead to future economic growth in the area. I applaud the U.S. Department of Agriculture for following through on their commitment to rural development needs.”