- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The city of Greenville will spend $439,000 to make extensive sewer repairs.

The Delta Democrat Times reports (https://bit.ly/1KXXErC ) that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing about $330,000. The remainder is local funds.

The city will replace several aging pumps and related equipment at sewage lift stations.

The city is under pressure from the federal government to fix sewage problems deemed to violate the federal Clean Water Act.

The cost, as calculated by the Environmental Protection Agency, could total around $17 million for what is seen as a potential 20-year project.

Greenville Mayor John Cox and other municipal officials are traveling Wednesday to Atlanta to discuss the extent of the repairs sought by the EPA. Cox says Greenville officials don’t believe all work is necessary.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com


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