City seeks answers to fund wastewater treatment plant

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Several Gravette city officials met last Wednesday morning with a representative from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Au\thority to search for additional funding to assist in paying for Gravette’s planned wastewater treatment facility project. The potential for a combination loan/grant from the RDA consumed most of the discussion.

William Rowland, Area Specialist, from the Harrison USDA office, explained to those attending that “possibly” some loan and/or grant funds might be available when new federal appropriations are received, but cautioned that funds may not materialize.

Nothing firm came from the hour-long session except that city officials are still seeking answers to meet the cost of the mandated improvements to the city’s facility.

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