Clay County receives $320,000 grant for water line extensions from ARC

 

CELINA-U.S. Representative Bart Gordon announced today that Clay County has been awarded a $320,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for a water line extension project.

“There are too many residents in Clay County who do not have access to clean public water services and have to rely on wells and springs,” said Gordon.  “While this money will extend water services to more households, I am committed to helping Clay County obtain the money needed to provide every household with access to public water services.”

The $320,000 grant will be used to install 2.3 miles of public water lines from the North Overton Utility District to Clay County residents living along Clifton Road and Hogan Road.

“Wells and springs are so unpredictable these days,” explained Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan.  “Our goal is to get everyone in the County access to potable water, and this grant will help.  We appreciate Congressman Gordon’s continued support of rural communities.”

The ARC is a federal-state partnership that works for sustainable community and economic development in Appalachia. Each year the ARC provides funding for several hundred projects that create thousands of new jobs, improve local water and sewer systems, increase school readiness, expand access to health care, assist local communities with strategic planning, and provide assistance to emerging new businesses.