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City wins $76,758 for water improvements
Trinity Standard - July 2008
TRINITY – A partial grant of $76,758 has been awarded to the City of Trinity for water system improvements by the Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA).
City Manager Phil Patchett announced Monday that city has been notified it will receive the state money through the 2007-08 community development supplemental funding program.
“We originally had applied for a $250,000 grant that would have allowed us to install a new (water) transmission line from the wells into town,” Patchett said.
Because the state is only going to partially fund the request, Patchett said they would have to shift its use to other water-related work. He said he plans to use the money to install a new aeration/filtration system at the wells that would improve the quality of the city’s water supply.
“I don’t think there will be any problem in using the money for this because it will still benefit the entire city,” Patchett said.
He noted that the ORCA had fully funded the city’s two previous grant applications.
“Receiving funding three times in a row – even partial funding – is almost unheard of,” he said. “We were very fortunate to be awarded any funds this year.”