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Posted 8/31/2017

Release no. 17-019

Catherine Jennison

VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has entered into a Partnership Project Agreement with the town of Noxapater in Winston County. The signing of the Wastewater System Rehabilitation Project (Section 592 Program) was held at the District Headquarters Building, on August 29, 2017. 

 The Town of Noxapater was represented by the Mayor of Noxapater, Sammy Carter who was accompanied by Stanley Spradling, engineer. Col. Michael C. Derosier, also part of the signing, stated he appreciates the opportunity to work with local communities.

 The total project costs, $500,000, will be used to design and construct a wastewater system rehabilitation.  The wastewater system will inspect, clean, and repair approximately 4,000 linear feet of existing sewer lines, upgrade the existing wastewater treatment facility, and install rotating biological reactors in the lagoon.  The project will allow the town to be in compliance with the disinfection limits set forth by The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

 The project costs will cover estimated costs for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance; review and technical assistance provided by the Vicksburg District; design, construction, and lands, easements, rights-of-way, relocations, and disposal areas (LERRD).

 The Section 592 Program provides environmental assistance to non-federal interests in Mississippi. Assistance may be in the form of design and construction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in Mississippi. This includes, but is not limited to, projects for wastewater treatment and related facilities, elimination or control of combined sewer overflow water supply and related facilities, environmental restoration, and surface water resource protection and development.