“If you don’t put a line in the water, you don’t get any fish,” Ste. Genevieve County Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson said last Thursday on the subject of grants.
The county had just been informed that it will receive a $65,528 Delta Regional Authority grant to help pay for an emergency valve to connect Public Water Supply District No.1 [PWSD] and Ste. Genevieve city water systems on Highway 32.
The valve would allow city water to supply the county or vice versa should one system or the other encounter a problem.
Several water outages in the Progress Parkway area have taken place in recent years, leaving the new Riverview at the Park Care and Rehabilitation Center, an apartment complex and the community center without water. The new water tower built near the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center is expected to help alleviate that problem and supply water for the new River Rapids Waterpark.
The emergency valve will provide further assurance of uninterrupted water service for that part of town.
See complete story in the October 16 edition of the Herald.