SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced eight projects which seek to improve water piping and other infrastructure across the 59th Senate District, according to State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).

“These projects are a welcome relief to the communities, who will be receiving the grants,” Fowler said. “Funds like these are critical to small rural communities which are the overwhelming majority of this district’s population.”

The Community Development Block Grant recipients for the 59th Senate District are listed below;

$450,000 grant level – City of Herrin, City of Rosiclare, City of Sesser, and Shawnee Township in Gallatin County
$350,000 + grant level – City of Christopher and City of Johnston City
$225,000 + grant level – City of Orient
$150,000 + grant level – Johnson County

The funds are awarded for repairs and upgrades to fix sewer pump stations, sanitary trunk lines, sewer main replacements, water main extensions, and lift stations & manhole replacements in the affected communities and counties. The upgrades are federally-funded.

Dale Fowler

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