Friday the Long Creek Water Association was granted a long for almost $3 million for upgrades. Officials say the money will be used to replace old pipes and a second tank and further improve water pressure.
"The old system was 40 years old and a lot of it had begun to deteriorate. The needs out there are so great that we just didn't have that kind of money, so we had to borrow it," says association president, Herman Usher.
The loan is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office. Within the last four years water associations in Lauderdale County have received almost $10,000,000 in federal money for improvements.