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Sewer system to support development in Carriere

CARRIERE, MS (WLOX) - A groundbreaking ceremony will take place Thursday for the sewer system to serve a new subdivision in Carriere.

The Hide-A-Way Lake Sewer project is part of the $582 million federally funded water and wastewater "backbone" project for South Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says the project will make this region better prepared for future storms and encourage economic development. 

The Hide-A-Way Lake Subdivision sewer system consists of a collection system of 800 grinder pumps and nearly 90,000 feet of force main. This collection system will drain to a large pump station, which will then send the wastewater to the new wastewater treatment facility currently under construction on Neal Road. The approximate construction cost of these facilities is $2.2 million.

The system is part of the Gulf Region Water & Wastewater Plan administered by MDEQ to identify infrastructure for long-term growth and recovery in the counties of Hancock, Harrison, George, Jackson, Pearl River, and Stone. Congress appropriated approximately $5.05 billion through U.S. Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grants to the State of Mississippi to aid in the long-term recovery after Hurricane Katrina. Governor Haley Barbour utilized a portion to fund water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure projects.

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