WASHINGTON – The City of Water Valley has received an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant of $40,000 for sewer and water improvements, announced Congressman Travis Childers. These funds will be used to purchase equipment to monitor the City of Water Valleys’ sewer and water systems.
“This significant funding represents an important investment in the health and quality of life of Water Valley residents,” said Congressman Childers. “This grant will help ensure that the water systems are up-to-date and able to successfully serve their users.”
The City of Water Valley will purchase and install a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The purpose of this monitoring system is to notify city personnel of any problems that may occur with its sewer and water systems. The monitoring system will keep track of water leaks, make sure sewer pumping stations are functioning effectively, and enable pumps and wells to be controlled remotely in case of pump failures at other locations.
In addition to ARC funds, state sources will provide $100,000, bringing the total project funding to $140,000.