Thralls Station project gets financial boost from state grant
Thralls Station Regional Sewer District in Western Vigo County has received a $600,000 Community Focus Fund grant to fund a sewer infrastructure project.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs administers the grant program, which is funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant program. Twenty-six communities and counties were recognized at a presentation ceremony led by Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. The recipients share more than $13 million.
“Grant opportunities like this one allow rural communities to undertake projects they might not otherwise be able to fund,” Lt. Governor Skillman said. “Updating infrastructure and completing other projects which improve quality of life for Hoosiers is crucial to the economic success of Indiana’s smaller communities.
The grant for the Thralls Station project will fund needed improvements, including a polishing reactor and new disinfection system, as well as the installation of a new screening structure. The grant will allow the district to be in compliance with federal rules.
Indiana State Representative F. Dale Grubb (D-42); Terry Jones, WCIEDD; Sister Rose Ann Eaton SP, vice president of Thralls Station Regional Sewer District; Mike Ciolli, Vigo County commissioner; Tim Seprodi, Vigo County auditor; Pat Goodwin, president of the TSRSD; Sister Nancy Reynolds SP; Sister Anne Krause, TSRSD board; Robert Flesher, TSRSD board; and Sister Martha Wessel, TSRSD board, attended the presentation in Indianapolis.
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