Greenville Announces $13.2 Million Awarded For Critical Wastewater System Rehabilitation

Morgan Howard

Source: City of Greenville
Press Release from City of Greenville:
GREENVILLE, MS (April 2, 2024) Today, Mayor Errick D. Simmons announced Congressionally-Directed Spending for Greenville’s aging wastewater system. Sponsored by the State’s senior U.S. Senator, Senator Roger Wicker, the City is now poised to continue and expand its ongoing work to modernize its century-old wastewater system.
Statement of Mayor Errick D. Simmons:
“We have worked with our Federal partners for years to secure essential resources for our aging wastewater system. Today, we are proud to announce that we will receive $13,200,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency through its State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) Program. I would like to thank Senator Wicker for prioritizing our request and making sure it was included in this year’s spending bill. I also extend our gratitude to U.S. Representative Congressman Bennie G. Thompson and President President Joe Biden for supporting the request and signing the appropriations bill into law, respectively. Their willingness to work together and with us to improve the quality of life for the residents of Greenville is invaluable. Our engineering team helped us tremendously, as well.
“This is an historic investment in Greenville. We look forward to building on this and making Greenville more attractive to families, businesses, and our neighboring communities. In the coming weeks and months, more details about the City’s wastewater system rehabilitation will be released.”
This funding was included in H.R. 4366 the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 which became Public Law 118-42 on March 9, 2024.
For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 662-378-1501.

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