Laurel awarded over $356k for sewer, water infrastructure

Laurel awarded over $356k for sewer, water infrastructure

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The city of Laurel was awarded over $356,000 for sewer and water infrastructure.

Mayor Johnny Magee was presented the check to restore Fifth Avenue from Central Avenue to Northview Drive by the Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg.

The Section 592 Program provides environmental assistance to non-federal interests in Mississippi.

This includes, but is not limited to, projects for wastewater treatment, elimination of control of combined sewer overflow water supply, environmental restoration and surface water resource protection.

The sewer and water infrastructure was allocated $475,000 of which federal funds in the amount $356,250 were appropriated. Local matching funds totaled $118,250.

The remainder of the cost will be paid from proceeds of a $10 million. General Obligation Bond was issued in December 2015.