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DHH Awards $351,200 to Southeast Grant Water System

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GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5 ) - The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health has awarded $351,200 to the Southeast Grant Water System through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program. The loan will help the system make repairs and improvements to the community's drinking water system. 

Assistant Secretary for Public Health, J.T. Lane said it's imperative that all Louisiana residents have access to safe drinking water. "This program gives local communities a source of dependable and affordable financing to bring their water treatment facilities up to the latest and most modern technology that keeps their residents safe and healthy."

"Our elevated water tower is in need of repair right now, it has some minor leakage, and it will get worse if we don't address the problem soon," said George Wagoner, Southeast Grant Water System President. "We're tickled about the State Revolving Loan Fund Program. We couldn't afford to do this project without it."

The state officials and water system leaders closed the deal on the loan Wednesday.

The funding will be used to repair the system's aging and leaking elevated water tower. These repairs and renovations are expected to extend the water tower's life by 20 years. Southeast Grant Water System serves approximately 190 customers in Pollock.

The water systems can use the funds to make their improvements once the funds have been approved.


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