STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2017) – The Office of Community and Rural Affairs presented an award to the town of South Whitley on December 6 at the 2017 OCRA Awards Ceremony held at the Indiana Statehouse, according to State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne).
OCRA awarded South Whitley a Wastewater and Drinking Water Program Grant in the amount of $550,000.
“This grant will assist South Whitley with replacements and improvements to the town’s drinking water systems,” Judy said. “Aspects of the upcoming project include replacing and adding lines, hydrants and valves in certain areas, along with installing a new iron filtration system in the water treatment plant.”
Direct beneficiaries of the project are those that reside within South Whitley’s town limits as the quality and safety of drinking water will be improved.
According to OCRA, the program goals are to protect the health and environment, reduce utility rates for low-to-moderate income communities, and improve rural infrastructure to enable long-term economic growth. Eligible projects included many aspects of wastewater improvements and drinking water system improvements.
OCRA announced almost $11 million in federal grant funding was awarded to 23 rural Hoosier communities across five programs in June. In October, OCRA reported over $15 million in federal grant funding was awarded to 31 rural Hoosier communities across five programs during its second round of the 2017 grant cycle.
For more information on OCRA and these awards, visit www.in.gov/ocra/.
State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) represents House District 83, which includes portions of Whitley and Allen counties.
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