The Town of Carrollton will receive nearly four million dollars from USDA Rural Development for improvements to community’s sewer system.  The award was announced during a presentation Wednesday afternoon at the Rupe Center.  Mayor Kim McAuliffe says because of changes in state law, this is a project that needs to be done as soon as possible.

Kim McAuliffe

The community will be receiving about half the money in grants, and the other have in low-interest loans for the work.  USDA Rural Development Area Specialist Barbara Ross says this project quickly became a priority, because of concerns with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Barbara Ross 1

Ross says the new sewer system is designed to meet the current needs of Carrollton.

Barbara Ross 2

Design work is being done on the project, with it slated to go out for bidding in the near future and work to hopefully begin later this year.