DATTO, Ark. (KAIT) - The city of Datto in Clay County is looking to add a new sewer system to the community, and it won’t cost the citizens a dime.
Mayor Jeremy Edington said grant money allocated from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Community Development Block Grant will cover the $850,000 costs.
However, he said $50,000 remains to be covered in contracting costs.
The city wants to avoid loans if at all possible. Citizens can apply to get a free connection to the system, depending on their household gross income.
The city released this information to break down the household incomes.
“We need everybody that qualifies for [low to moderate income] hookup, to be hooked up on LMI hookup not to be hooked up just because it’s free,” Edington said.
If you file with the city, money for LMI coverage can be covered by other grant money.
That means more of the $850,000 is saved to cover the $50,000 in contracting costs.
Edington said the project will begin in 60 to 90 days. Once the project starts, he expects it to be completed in 120 days.
For more information, residents can call Edington at 870-323-5005.