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Grants to provide new wastewater treatment system, land acquisition

Almost $2 million in Coastal Impact Assistance Program grants have been awarded to three South Mississippi projects.

The three awards will fund an improved sewer collection and sanitary treatment system in the Turkey Creek area of Gulfport; the implementation of a wastewater complementary project to make sewer line connections to a newly-installed transmission system in Kiln; and an amendment to the Pass Christian Beachfront Property Acquisition project in Harrison County, according to a release from the Bureau of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement in New Orleans.

The largest of the three will provide $1.65 million to the state of Mississippi for a wastewater complementary plan to reduce the number of individual septic treatment systems for commercial establishments and individual residences in Kiln. This funding will allow for the creation of approximately 300 sewer connections to the newly installed transmission system.Read the story in Wednesday's Sun Herald.