Grants, loan to improve Scott Co. water system
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make available two grants and a loan to Scott County Water Supply District No. 4, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's office. The grants allot $1,673,970 for use in water and environmental programs. The grant money will be in addition to a $2,258 loan from the USDA. "This funding will help connect people in Scott County to a clean, reliable source of water as we expand and improve the infrastructure in the water supply district," Emerson said in a prepared statement. The project involves 145 miles of water lines, a well and storage tank being added to the District's system. The new system will serve 718 households and two public schools. "Anything that's going to benefit the project is a good thing," said Scott County Commissioner Dennis E. Ziegenhorn.