Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, announced Friday a grant for $200,000 to go toward relocating a 6-inch water supply line that supplies public water to 203 homes located south of Lost Creek in Walker County.
Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, R-Jasper, announced Friday a grant for $200,000 to go toward relocating a 6-inch water supply line that supplies public water to 203 homes south of Lost Creek.
Currently, the Providence Water Authority line is attached to the failing Brown's Bridge, which is being replaced at Lost Creek.
Reed said he was thrilled that the failing water line would be replaced.
“Basic services provided by the local and state government are always a priority, not only to me but for the entire Walk County delegation,” Reed said. “I would like to thank Representatives Connie Rowe and Tim Wadsworth for their role is making this project a reality, as well as Jerry Bishop and the entire Walker County Commission for their efforts.”
“This will make a major difference to those who have homes that are affected by this supply line, and I want to thank everybody who had a hand in helping making these folks lives better by ensuring they have access to the water they need,” Reed said.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and the commission has approved the agreement that allows the state to fund a portion a directional bore under Lost Creek, about 250 feet upstream at the new Browns Bridge. The water line will be on the right-of-way for Browns Bridge, as it is being taken off the bridge and be put underneath the creek.
Grant writer Terry Acuff of Community Consultants will be the administrator on the grant project and Nelson Engineering and Associates of Gardendale will provide the engineering.
The agreement said the funds come as a Community Development Block Grant to install 700 feet of a new 6-inch ductile iron water main. ADECA is to provide $200,000 for the water project, with the county commission paying a match of $50,000, which is actually being paid by the Providence Water Authority.