Graceville gets award from the EPA

GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WTVY) — The city of Graceville has received a grant to help continue the work at the waste water treatment plant.

The US Environmental Protection Agency recognized 28 clean water projects for excellence and innovation.

Graceville will get around $800,000 to modify how the plant is running.

The money will be used to replace air blowers with more economically-efficient ones, reducing electrical and chemical cost.

City Manager Eugene Adams says, "It is just like any other business, if you can reduce your cost and provide the service, you are better off."

The city has to match 20% of the money received.