$1.9M awarded to Mississippi projects

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Harrison County, the state of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources have been awarded $1.9 million in Coastal Impact Assistance Program grants.

The funds will go new wastewater treatment systems and land acquisition.

The announcement was made Tuesday by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

Harrison County will receive $239,000 to improve sewer collection and sanitary treatment system in the Turkey Creek area of Gulfport.

The state will use $1.6 million to implement a wastewater complementary project to make sewer line connections to a newly installed transmission system in Kiln.

MDMR will receive $15,000 to help with the Pass Christian Beachfront Property Acquisition project in Harrison County.

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