Water line extension grant denied

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The rural water service in Marshall County is reapplying for a $500,000 grant to fund water line extensions after its board was officially notified last week that its application had been denied for this year.

Drought and its effect on water supply and quality are seen as two factors that might increase the chances of landing the Community Development Block Grant, according to utility officials.

Meanwhile, a 4 p.m., Jan. 15, public meeting has been called by County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett to discuss the grant that's being sought again. The meeting in the second floor conference room of the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square will give residents who want water a chance to hear guidelines for the grant program and to again provide reasons on why water lines should be extended.

Three of four residents' statements from a 2006 survey of potential customers shows they were without well water from one to 90 days and all complained of sulfur water.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.