Greenville Currently Working on Wastewater project
In 2019, the City of Greenville applied for a grant through Rural Development and the United States Department of Agriculture for the funding for critical upgrades in their wastewater treatment and collection systems that was installed in the 1970’s. In 2020, the city was awarded a $1,528,700 grant and an additional loan of $535,000 to complete the project. Because of many delays outside of the city’s control, the city was not able to put the project out for bids until 2023.
The city received two bids for the project that were opened on May 2, 2023. Due to the increase in project materials over the past few years, both bids were over the amount the city was awarded through grant funding. The city has applied for an emergency block grant to help offset the additional costs of the project. Until they are able to secure the needed funds to complete this project, it is simply on hold just for the time being.
“We will not give up on the project, we just need to secure the funding. The last thing we want to do is increase our water and sewer bills. However, we need to keep in mind that our city water and sewer bills are currently well below the average for towns our size,” said Jason Hill, the Greenville City Mayor. This may be something that the Mayor and Alderman will need to look at in the future to ensure their infrastructure is kept up to date. Hill is working diligently with local, state, and federal organizations to secure what is needed to see this project through.