Borders: Sullivan receives $700,000 for wastewater improvement projects

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, August 27, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2018) — Sullivan recently received a grant for wastewater improvement projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Rural Development, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

Funds are distributed to rural communities through the Community Development Block Grant Program to assist local governments with projects like improving infrastructure, revitalizing communities and long-term development efforts.

Sullivan received a $700,000 wastewater system improvement grant to upgrade the town’s treatment plant and collection system, including the construction of a new lift station.

“These federal funds will help Sullivan complete important updates to the town’s wastewater treatment system,” Borders said. “With these grants, rural communities are given the opportunity to invest in infrastructure upgrades and improve the quality of life for residents.”

Borders said more than $10 million in federal grant funding was awarded to 19 rural communities through the program. Communities applied for grants across five programs including the Blight Clearance Program, Public Facilities Program, Stormwater Improvement Program, Wastewater Drinking Water Program and Main Street Revitalization Program.

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State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes

all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.

 

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