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July 24, 2020
Gov. Ivey announces grant for sewer rehab in Carbon Hill
MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $200,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to assist Carbon Hill in rehabilitating a sewer system that serves schools, businesses and residents.   

Carbon Hill will use grant funds to rehabilitate the north east Mill Creek sewer pump station at the Interstate 22 Exit 46 interchange. This station serves Carbon Hill elementary, middle and high schools as well as several households and businesses. 

City officials said the existing pump station fails frequently causing sewage backup which requires the schools and businesses to close so repairs can be made. The rehabilitation will also include 4,700 feet of force main installed with associated pumps. 

“Children should not have their school day interrupted by faulty sewer lines that can cause many health issues,” Gov. Ivey said. “Thanks to this ARC grant and the work of local officials, this issue will no longer be a problem for those living in Carbon Hill.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers the ARC program in Alabama along with a wide range of other programs that support law enforcement, economic development, recreation, energy conservation and water resource management. Thirty-seven counties in Alabama are part of the ARC region and eligible for funds. 

“ADECA is proud to to stand with Gov. Ivey in her continued efforts to improve the lives of those living and working in smaller Alabama cities,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “This grant will create lasting improvement for the area and in the lives of those living and working there.” 

The 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.  

Contact: Russell Sellers, Mike Presley 

For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/