Marion, Quitman receive multi-million dollar water grants

Published: Sep. 12, 2022 at 3:40 PM CDT
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MARION, Miss. (WTOK) -The $3.4 million grant coming from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is going to be used throughout the town for its water infrastructure.

A good portion of the grant is going to a new water tank. The mayor said he believes that with this new water tank, the town will have more to offer as businesses look for new places to grow.

“It’s going to strengthen our capacity here, and we’re going to be able to get more residents and businesses in our town that’s going to help in the load we already have in place. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that we are able to serve our residents with good drinking water, and this is just going to help us in that effort,” said Mayor Larry Gill.

This grant will also cover upgrades for the town’s water treatment plant.

The city of Quitman also received a $3.6 million grant from the Corps of Engineers for water and wastewater improvements. It includes design and construction to improve water supply storage and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment.

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