Water infrastructure plan approved by Pascagoula City Council
During yesterday’s meeting, the Pascagoula City Council voted unanimously to allocate the first installment of over $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to address aging infrastructure in the city.
The funds will be used to replace and relocate failing water distribution infrastructure serving multiple streets between Ingalls and Taylor avenues as well as other streets in the immediate area.
The improvements will upsize the waterlines serving the area and relocate the lines from alleyways to the street-side of residences.
The majority of the proposed lines will be installed outside of the asphalt within the street rights-of-way in order to improve meter and valve access, hydrant location, and maintenance issues.
The total project is estimated to cost between two to three million dollars.
The City of Pascagoula is set to receive another $2.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding next year.