USACE signs partnership agreement with MS city mayors for water-related projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Vicksburg District of Mississippi recently announced that it has entered into a Partnership Project Agreement with mayors of several communities throughout the state.

Jul 6th, 2015

VICKSBURG, MS, July 6, 2015 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Vicksburg District of Mississippi recently announced that it has entered into a Partnership Project Agreement with mayors of several communities throughout the state.

The Section-592 Program provides environmental assistance to non-federal interests in Mississippi. Assistance may be in the form of design and construction for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in the state.

This includes projects for wastewater treatment and related facilities, elimination or control of combined sewer overflow water supply and related facilities, environmental restoration, and surface water resource protection and development.

The signing, which took place at the District Headquarters Building on Thursday, July 2, is a part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592), as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.

The city of Bolton's water system will be rehabilitated at a cost of $185,117.30; Lumberton's water and sewer systems will be rehabilitated at a cost of $2,562,500.00; Monticello's sanitary sewer system will be rehabilitated at a cost of $512,500.00; and Pelahatchie's wastewater system will be rehabilitated at a cost of $920,000.00. These cost share agreements will be 75-percent federally funded and 25-percent non-federally funded.

See also:

"Federal agencies reveal additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative sites"

"EPA, Army finalize Clean Water Rule for protection of U.S. water resources"

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