Thomasville Applying For Grant To Upgrade Dewey City's Water, Sewer, and Drainage Infrastructure
The City of Thomasville is pursuing a grant to help pay for upgrades to water, sewer, and drainage infrastructure in the Dewey City neighborhood. The overall plan cost close to $4 million. If the city’s federal application is approved it could get up to $750 thousand. City planner Kenneth Thompson says the current pipes are near the end of their life.
"We have a number of pipes that are aging and they may be made out of a material that is no longer the most suitable material. So we will be looking to use the funds to expedite that process," said Thompson.
Thompson says the construction would be broken up into two years. That would make the city eligible to receive another grant next year if approved.
The grant is intended for low to moderate-income neighborhoods. To try and make the application more competitive the city is asking that residents anonymously complete an income status survey.