Sep 11 2008

Shelby Announces $100,000 for West Alabama Water Systems

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will award $100,000 to the West Alabama Regional Commission to develop geographic information systems for Lamar and Fayette County’s municipal water supply.

“It is important for local municipalities to be able to identify and prevent potential operation and maintenance problems within their water infrastructure,” said Shelby.  “This grant will help Lamar and Fayette Counties continue to develop a Global Information System using GPS technology to accurately detail precise geospatial information about their water system assets.”

In addition to ARC funds, the total expected project cost of $200,000 includes $80,000 from eleven Fayette and Lamar County water systems and $20,000 from the West Alabama Regional Commission.