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Johnson County community receives grant for stormwater improvement

A community in Johnson County was one of four to receive grants totaling $2 million through the Stormwater Improvement Program, managed by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Each community will receive $500,000 in grant money.

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann made the announcement Friday. In Trafalgar, grant funds will be used for a storm water improvement project which includes the installation of 2,270 linear feet of storm sewer pipe. The project includes larger capacity pipes, 23 catch basins, nine manholes, and four end sections. Paperwork filed with the state notes that Trafalgar's current infrastructure is about 75 years old and inadequate.

Bill Davis, director of OCRA, commented, “Hoosiers in many communities have suffered from flooded property and sewer backups due to inadequate stormwater management. Flooding is expensive to clean up, depresses property values, and degrades water quality. These grants will help alleviate these problems and associated costs.”

Other communities receiving grants include Cloverdale, located in Putnam County, Center Point, located in Clay County and Troy, located in Perry County.
Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014 5:49:18 PM


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