Area communities to see more funds for water system repairs

Several local communities will be receiving grants to fix their water systems. That’s according to an announcement from the office of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch this morning. Across the state, $11 million dollars was given out through the Community Development Block Grant program.

Under the wastewater and drinking water grant program, the Town of Crothersville is receiving $550,000 for wastewater system improvements. Officials say that the project will significantly reduce the infiltration of groundwater into the system that is affecting the wastewater treatment plant.

Under the same program, Trafalgar is being awarded $700,000 for drinking water system improvements. That money will go to rehabilitate and replace outdated and deteriorating parts of the town’s water system.