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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Golden Meadow awarded $1.7 million to build wastewater treatment system

Golden Meadow awarded $1.7 million to build wastewater treatment system

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce is awarding a $1.7 million grant to the town of Golden Meadow to help build a new wastewater treatment system that can support the needs of local businesses and ensure greater economic resiliency in the region in the event of future natural disasters.

“Ensuring that business and industry have the tools they need to grow and thrive while becoming more resilient to natural disasters is key to job creation and economic growth,” said Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “This EDA grant will allow Golden Meadow to establish a reliable regional water system that will serve local business needs.”

This EDA investment will provide sewerage in an area affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike that contains about 150 residential and commercial properties.

The investment will help to create a sustainable wastewater treatment system that will support a healthier environment for the region's workforce.