Heaton: $700,000 grant to improve Town of Spencer sewer system

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, January 10, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2020) – The Town of Spencer was awarded a $700,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant Fund to help continue economic development.

The grant, 1 of 21 awarded to Indiana communities, funds sewer system improvements.

“Community Development Block Grants really help rural communities continue their growth and ability to strengthen their infrastructure,” Heaton said. “The planned project will help improve the quality of life for people in the Town of Spencer.”

Heaton said the project focuses on enhancing existing sewer mains and manholes with cured-in-place pipe lining and internal manhole coatings. Approximately 8,400 linear feet of sewer mains will be installed and inflow dishes under manhole castings will be added in low-lying areas to help prevent flooding conditions.

“It’s great to see small, rural communities like Spencer receive grants that improve their essential infrastructure,” Heaton said. “Our communities are what help make Indiana such a great state.”

For more information about the Community Development Block Grant Fund, visit www.in.gov/ocra/2375.htm.


State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) represents House District 46,
which includes portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.
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