Vicksburg, Miss. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District entered into Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of McComb, Mississippi, May 19 as part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592).
The City of McComb’s sanitary sewer and utility improvements will be rehabilitated at a cost of $1 million. The project will include the design and construction of a project to remove and replace collapsing, deteriorating sanitary sewer manholes, sewer mains, sewer services, adjacent water mains and stormwater drainage all affected by deterioration of sewer system. These cost share agreements will be 75% federally funded and 25% non-federally funded.
“The Vicksburg District looks forward to partnering with the City of McComb to sustain and protect its infrastructure,” said Col. Robert Hilliard, Vicksburg District commander. “We are eager to provide our assistance for this vital effort.”
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 surface water 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 signing ceremony was held at McComb City Hall. Mayor Quordiniah N. Lockley signed the Partnership Project Agreement for the City of McComb, and Col. Hilliard signed for USACE.
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.
Release no. 21-035