MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $200,000 grant to help the city of Attalla improve its sewer system.
Funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used to extend sewer services in the city’s industrial park while replacing an aging sewer line in the same vicinity.
“For more than 50 years, the Appalachian Regional Commission has helped eligible Alabama communities address concerns and achieve priorities to improve the lives of their residents,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am thankful for the commission’s contribution to Alabama and the positive impact it has had. I look forward to the completion of this project and the difference that these improvements will make in Attalla.”
The city plans to construct 2,254 feet of new sewer line while replacing 1,295 feet of clay sewer line that has been in place for more than 70 years and is badly deteriorating.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers the ARC program in Alabama.
“ADECA is pleased to join with Gov. Ivey and the Appalachian Regional Commission in helping the city of Attalla make these improvements,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.
ARC is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments. The agency’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. Thirty-seven Alabama counties, including Etowah County, are part of the ARC region and eligible for funds.
ADECA manages a range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, recreation development, energy conservation and water resource management.
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ADECA Communications and External Affairs