The city is getting a major emergency investment in resources, targeting the rehabilitation of the water treatment facility.
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) was notified by Governor Beebe's office that emergency funding was needed, and the project was approved by the DRA last week.
The Authority will contribute $105,000 in total investment for the completion of the City of Jacksonville's Valentine/Wooten Wastewater Project.
This investment will:
- Repair and complete a large bulge in pipe that if left unattended, will result in further cracking and seepage of raw sewage into residential properties,
- Complete nine "change in grade" areas where the slope of the gravity sewer pipe allows sewage to travel through the system in compliance with the Arkansas Department of Health, and
- Repair and replace defective pipes running under County Roads.
Delta Regional Authority is congressionally mandated to identify and provide economic development investments to the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta.