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State loan to cover Hernando water tower cost

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - Hernando aldermen have authorized Mayor Chip Johnson to sign a contract with the state for a $2.4 million loan for construction of a 130-foot-tall water tower along Interstate 55 to store a half-million gallons of water.

City Engineer Joe Frank Lauderdale tells The Commercial Appeal that construction is still a year off.

It would be the city's fourth water tower.

Johnson said the city is growing and needs to stay ahead of that growth in meeting water needs.

Johnson says the city needs to comply with new federal guidelines for chlorine and for improved monitoring.

Tuesday's vote authorized Johnson to sign an agreement with the Mississippi Health Department for the loan.

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