Two Region 8 Projects Get Delta Regional Authority Funds

DECEMBER 4, 2006 - Posted at 12:25 p.m. CST

WASHINGTON - Arkansas' congressional delegation announced today that five Arkansas Delta projects, including two in Region 8, will receive funding awards from the Delta Regional Authority.  This is the fifth consecutive year the federal commission has issued grant awards.

The Southside Public Water Authority in Independence County will get $300,000 to assist with acquisition and construction costs for a wastewater treatment plant.  An estimated 600 households and businesses will be connected to a public sewer once the project is completed.

In Jackson County, the city of Tuckerman is in line for $78,900 to assist with the installation of a generator that will keep the city's water treatment plant in operation during power outages.