Andalusia, East Brewton receive Bentley grants for water, sewer improvements | News
MONTGOMERY—Residents of Andalusia and East Brewton will benefit from water and sewer upgrades made possible with the help of Community Development Block Grants awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley.
Andalusia will use a $375,000 grant for water, drainage and sewer improvements, and a $350,000 grant will enable East Brewton to rehabilitate a damaged sewer line that overflows and presents a health hazard.
“This grant program enables communities to undertake vital projects that local governments might not otherwise be able to complete,” Bentley said. “I am pleased we can help Andalusia and East Brewton improve the quality of life for their residents.”
Andalusia will replace undersized 1-inch metal water lines with 3-inch PVC lines to improve water pressure to homes on Dillard, Davis and King avenues, Kirkpatrick Drive, and Beatrice and Catawba streets. The city also will make drainage improvements to alleviate flooding problems along Beatrice Street and at the intersection of Carnell Street and Feagin Avenue. Deteriorating clay sewer lines along King Street that are causing sewage to back up into yards and homes will be rerouted and replaced. Andalusia is contributing $205,725 toward the project.
In East Brewton, an old clay sewer main under Simmons Street and portions of Horton and Ashton streets has developed cracks allowing frequent sewage leaks. A new lining will be placed inside the old pipes to cover the cracks and eliminate leaks. The city is contributing $52,500 toward the project.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ADECA administers an array of programs that support law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, workforce development, water resource management and recreation development.
Bentley notified mayors Earl Johnson of Andalusia and Terry Clark of East Brewton that the grants had been approved.
Information Source: State of Alabama