MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $200,000 grant to improve services for residents in the city of Moulton.
Funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will enable the city to replace nearly 3,000 feet of sewer lines with larger lines and improve a pump station. The project will improve flow to the city’s wastewater treatment facility and prevent backflows of the system.
“A sewer system is a vital component of a municipality that provides an essential service to residents,” Gov. Ivey said. “Ensuring that a system is functioning properly is a necessity, and city officials are to be commended for their response to this need. I am pleased to assist in this project through our state’s partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission.”
The installation of the new lines will also ensure that the city’s wastewater treatment facility operates efficiently and effectively. City officials say the improvements are key to supporting existing and future business and development in the city.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers the ARC program in Alabama.
“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in valuing our association with the Appalachian Regional Commission,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ARC has assisted with so many projects that have helped improve the health and welfare of communities, provide training and jobs and advance the overall quality of life for so many people. This project in Moulton is no exception.”
Gov. Ivey notified Mayor Roger Weatherwax that the grant had been approved. The city of Moulton has pledged $119,978 in local funds for the project.
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 Lawrence 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.
Jim Plott or Mike Presley
ADECA Communications and External Affairs