HAZLEHURST, GA (WTOC) - Hazlehurst is using a new $4.3 million loan to improve its water supply.
The city says the money will be used for a number of different projects. The loan is a drinking water state-revolving fund which is a federal program that provides communities through Georgia with low-interest loans to fund water infrastructure projects. The loan will finance the installation of an elevated storage tank that will house a half-million gallons of water, a groundwater well, and water lines.
The project will increase the city’s water supply and replace aging equipment.
The mayor says as the city continues to grow, it’s important to have adequate water supply and make sure there is enough water for fire safety.
“Our community in itself, fire protection and insurance rating for our town is vital to having adequate water supply, so we need this storage and new well for the city," said Hazlehurst Mayor, Bayne Stone.
The mayor says these projects will start within the next month or so.