An update was given on Town of Latta water and sewer improvements that have occurred.
Over the past few years, the Town of Latta has been applying for multiple grant and loan projects in order to improve their water and sewer system. A few of those projects are listed below:
• US 301/ US 501 Highway Relocation Project- Replaced water and sewer lines on US 301 and US 501 due to the relocation of the roadways. $847,000 Total Project Cost
• Edwards and Munn Street Sewer and Water Improvements- Replaced two pump stations on Edwards and Munn, installed new force mains and new water lines. $500,000 Grant + $186,311 Town Funds = $686,311 Total Project Cost
• Northeast Water and Sewer Improvements- Replaced one pump station on Bethea Street, installed a new force main and new water lines. $344,828 Grant + $194,692 Town Funds = $539,520 Total Project Cost
• US 301/ US 501 Culvert Replacement- Replaced water and sewer lines on US 301 and US 501 due to the replacement of a culvert. $131,660 Grant + $32,500 Town Funds = $164,160 Total Project Cost
The Town of Latta is currently working on several projects that will further improve the Town’s water and sewer system. A few of those projects are listed below:
• Rural Development Water and Sewer Improvements: Water and sewer lines along Highway 301 will be abandoned and replaced with new PVC lines. New services will be installed for 103 customers and new water meters will be installed for the entire Town. Evaluations of the entire sewer system will be conducted using robotic cameras. $2,600,000 Total Project Cost
• New Water Tank- A new 300,000-gallon pedestal tank will be erected on Henry Street and a new 10” water line will be installed to connect the tank to the system as well as replace 43 existing service lines. Two other water tanks located downtown will be abandoned and removed. $996,625 SRF Grant + $493,900 RD Grant + $766,000 Loan= $2,256,525 Total Project Cost
• Downtown Water Line Improvements- Old cast iron lines on East Rice Street, East Main Street and East Leitner Street will be replaced with new PVC lines and 66 new service lines will be installed. $500,000 Grant = $91,745 Town Funds= $591,745 Total Project Cost
• Diversified Tank Repairs- Emergency repairs on the tank to stop the leaking will be made. The Town received an ECWAG grant from Rural Development for $29,500.
In total, the Town has applied for and received approximately $7,714,761 of which $3,843,513 has been granted funds, $505,248 has been Town funds and $3,366,000 has been loan funds.
This comes up to an overall grant percentage of 50%.