Birdseye receives grant at statehouse in Indianapolis

Photo courtesy OCRA


From Local Sources

Town of Birdseye officials traveled to the Statehouse Rotunda in Indianapolis on Thursday to be presented with a $450,000 grant to finance upgrades to the town’s water system.

Pictured above are, from left, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Executive Director Bill Konyha, State Senator Erin Houchin, R-Salem, Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission senior project administrator Nathan Held, Birdseye Utility Superintendent Bob Morrow, Birdseye Councilwoman Kelly Wiseman, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Birdseye Council President Jerry Allstott.

The federal drinking water grant is through OCRA.

A local match of $128,000 will come from town water utility funds.

Birdseye will use the grant to gain a new connection to the Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District to increase water pressure, replace valves and meters and upsize at least one line.

The work should allow for more efficient repairs in the future.

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