Ludowici’s water system is slated to have some substantial upgrades after a massive investment via a grant from the federal government.
The Trump Administration recently announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $268 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across 28 states. The USDA is funding 76 projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, which provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
$1,985,000 in grants will be paid out to the city in addition to $4,914,000 in loans for water and environmental program improvements.
The City of Ludowici in Long County was the only city in Georgia to be awarded funding through this project.
This Rural Development investment will be used to improve the city’s water system. The project will consist of 82,600 linear feet of six inch water distribution pipe, 280 valves, 133 fire hydrants, 751 service connections and re-connections, 9,075 linear feet of asphalt roadway replacement, 2,025 linear feet of concrete, well house rehabilitation, storm water monitoring, 4,905 linear feet of gravel, erosion control, and appurtenances.
“Upgrading the infrastructure that delivers safe drinking water and modern wastewater management facilities will improve public health and drive economic development in our small towns and cities,” Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a strong partner with rural communities, because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”
You can see the full list of awards here.
October 7, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Wow finally Ludowici get some help thanks Mr Trump and who ever gout us this great grant. Now if only the powers that be will do the right thing and use this money wisely. Our roads county wide are very bad. Where I live on Barrett cemetery Rd the road is dissertatiing they have patching the pot holes for years, to no avail. Oh and maybe we could get another motergrader to grade our dirt roads more then every 2 or 3 months. So all you elected folks better be wise we are watching, and you will be held accountable.
October 11, 2020 at 9:10 am
Amen! Thank you Pres Trump! Much needed upgrade of our city water!!