US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Corps Schedules Signing of Partnership Project Agreements

Published July 1, 2015
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter a Partnership Project Agreement with mayors of several Mississippi communities. This signing, to be held at District Headquarters Building on July 2, 2015, is a part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.

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. Assistance may be provided only for projects that are publically owned and the non-federal interest must enter into a written cost share agreement to furnish its required cooperation for the project.

The city of Bolton’s water system will be rehabilitated at a cost of $185,117.30; the city of Lumberton’s water and sewer systems will be rehabilitated at a cost of $2,562,500.00; the city of Monticello’s sanitary sewer system will be rehabilitated at a cost of $512,500.00; the city of Pelahatchie’s wastewater system will be rehabilitated at a cost of $920,000.00. These cost share agreements will be 75 per cent federally funded and 25 percent non-federal funded.

Mayor Lawrence Butler of Bolton, Mayor Ben Winston of Lumberton, Mayor Dave H. Nichols, II, of Monticello, and Mayor Knox Ross of Pelahatchie, are expected to attend and sign Partnership Project Agreements for their respective cities.

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District is one of 41 Corps districts worldwide and one of six districts in the Corps' Mississippi Valley Division. The Vicksburg District covers 68,000 square miles in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The District's 1,000-person workforce is eager to serve you and to be the Engineer of Choice for the 21st Century. Explore our web site at www.mvk.usace.army.mil. 


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Shirley J. Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil

Release no. 15-043