D'Iberville begins $5 million wastewater project

By Krystal Allan - bio | email

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - About 30 minutes after D'Iberville leaders broke ground on a new wastewater improvement project Wednesday, the pipes came rolling in.

"I'm sure it's going to enhance the waterfront projects that we have anticipated. It means a lot to my ward," Ward 1 Councilwoman Brenda Broussard said.

Much of Broussard's ward was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. But this project could help the battered ward play a big part in stimulating the city's economy.

"We're anticipating a lot of growth in this area, and I'm sure this will help it to really progress," Broussard said.

Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, funds paid for the project.  The pipes will run, in part, under Race Track Road along the waterfront. The project would be large enough to serve the sewer needs of large-scale development projects.

"We've long tried to develop our waterfront community. This is just an added advantage to a developer and he doesn't have to come out of pocket," Mayor Rusty Quave said.

Mayor Quave said this should be a big help to projects already in the works and those likely to come in the future.

"We know this day would come shortly and now it's here."

This project is one of 26 water and sewage projects across Harrison County. It's set to wrap-up in about a year.

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