Posted on August 1, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District entered into a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of Louisville, Mississippi, July 29, 2022, as part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592).
Mayor Will Hill signed the Partnership Project Agreement for the City of Louisville, and Col. Christopher Klein, Vicksburg District commander, signed for USACE. The signing ceremony was held at City Hall.
“These projects have an immediate impact on the quality of life for all city residents,” Col. Klein said. “It is our honor to partner with Mayor Hill and the City of Louisville to deliver this critical infrastructure.”
The City of Louisville’s sanitary sewer line rehabilitation project will be rehabilitated at a cost of $2.9 million. The effort will include the design and construction of East Lagoon Pump Station improvements. The proposed work will include the design and construction of a project to replace the existing wastewater pump station with a new solids removal, wet well, pumps, electrical, new generator, valves and piping. The cost share agreements will be 75% federally funded and 25% non-federally funded.
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 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 publicly owned and the non-federal interest must enter into a written cost share agreement to furnish its required cooperation for the project.
The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. 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 Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.