Slocomb Utility Grant

A quarter-of-a-million dollar community development block grant is being implemented in Slocomb.

Construction crews are busy digging-up century-old concrete sewer lines.

Mayor Vicki Moore says the city's spending $250,000 federal dollars to remove and replace the old lines with new, PVC pipe.

It'll be a several month process.

The old pipes are leaking sewage into the ground, which eventually sinks into the underground water supply.

Slocomb Public Works Director Guy Miller says, "They are old lines, and water seeps into them, and in turn seeps out... and it could get in the underground water supply. We are trying to prevent that."

Officials say the $250,000 is the first of several federal sewer replacement grants for Slocomb.

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