City of Clinton gets $766K federal grant for water infrastructure projects
By Justin Vicory
The city of Clinton will receive more than $766,000 in federal funding for infrastructure work, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced on Monday.
The money will be used for several water infrastructure projects in the city, such as water tank rehabilitation and the replacement and reconnection of several water mains.
The specific projects include:
- Complete rehabilitation/painting of the city's Southside water tank.
- Installation of tank mixing equipment in the Old Vicksburg water tank.
- Replacement of water mains along Franklin, Pinehurst and Angelia streets.
- Reconnection of the water mains on Clinton Boulevard near Wickstead Drive
The funding comes from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grant. The amount for Clinton is part of a total $46.5 million the Corps has allocated for Mississippi.
The city applied for the grant in 2019. It requires a 25% match, which works out to $255,554.
“I am extremely grateful for the support from Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in supporting Clinton’s application. (Her) commitment to supporting Mississippi’s municipalities like Clinton is proof of her fervent advocacy of Mississippi,” Mayor Phil Fisher said in a news release.
Hyde-Smith serves on the Senate appropriations subcommittee that funds the Army Corps.
“Congress gives the Army Corps the discretion to allocate funding to projects that are underfunded but would have a near-term positive impact on public health and safety. This is the case for the projects in Mississippi getting additional funding,” Hyde-Smith said in a news release.
“I am pleased the Army Corps is dedicating funding to the city of Clinton for continued upgrades to their water services,” she said.