Putnam County is receiving federal money to support clean water and upgraded sewage systems.
The USDA Rural Development approved a Water and Waste Disposal Loan of $600,000 for Putnam County Public Service District. The current system serves 9,143 customers, according to a news release from the Putnam PSD. The funds will be used to replace service lines, read meters and install interface units for upgrading touch read meters. Additional funds will be used to build waterlines and a 1.3 million gallon storage tank. The money will also be used to rehabilitate two other water storage tanks.
A separate water and waste disposal loan of $1,500,000 is also on the way to the Putnam County Public Service District from the USDA Rural Development.
The money will be used to build new sanitary sewers and pump stations to serve approximately 277 customers in the Rocky Step and Kilgore Road areas. Funds will also be used to replace sanitary sewers in the Marina Park Mobile Home Park with gravity sewers and precast concrete manholes, to construct gravity sewers to approximately 56 new customers along Route 60, and to rehabilitate existing manholes in Lexington Estates.