Included in Governor Brian P. Kemp’ s e announcement last week of more than $422 million in preliminary awards, $225,000 was included to make repairs at the City of Donalsonville’s water treatment plant.
The awarding of the grants was targeted and distributed to communities statewide in high-need areas for projects to ensure each reliable and safe drinking water and wastewater systems.
“Because we remained focused on protecting lives and livelihoods throughout the pandemic, Georgia is now in a position to make strategic, transformational investments in our state’s water and sewer infrastructure,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “I want to thank the committee members for dedicating their time and expertise to help us make these awards as well as the grants team at the Office of Planning and Budget. I am proud to know that we have worked hard to prioritize projects which address pressing public health and environmental issues, support economic development, and enhance our ability to be good stewards of our water resources for generations to come.”
These investments were awarded to help communities improve drinking water infrastructure including interconnections and additional sources to ensure water system resiliency; high-tech meters and asset management systems to improve drinking water system responsiveness to issues such as leaks or line breaks; upsizing or replacing pipes to reduce leaks and water loss; and lead pipe inventory development and replacement.