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Randolph Co. awarded $400,000 to extend public water services

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MONTGOMERY, AL - Nearly 300 Randolph County residents will no longer have to rely on contaminated or inadequate wells for water, thanks to a $400,000 grant awarded by Gov. Bob Riley. 

The Community Development Block Grant will be used to extend public water services to 275 residents in 83 households in northern and western areas of the county.

Those residents currently rely on wells and springs that the Randolph County Health Department has found to be contaminated, posing a serious health risk. The residents also have reported that some of the wells are drying up, causing muddy water to emerge from their faucets - and often no water at all.

"A safe and adequate water supply is a not only a health issue, it also is vital to a community's economic viability," Riley said. "I am pleased to assist the local officials who are working to improve the quality of life for residents."

The Randolph Water Authority will provide a 10 percent match for the project. Water lines will be extended along County Roads 401, 402, 404, 233 and 132 in Heflin, and County Roads 88, 23 and 806 in Wedowee. The $40,369 match will be split between cash and in-kind services.

The CDBG program is administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Source: State of Alabama

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