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Hinds Supervisors seek wastewater funding

HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

During Monday's meeting, Supervisors voted to ask the legislature for $10.5 million to fund the stalled Byram Clinton Corridor project, and $50 million for upgrades to wastewater treatment county-wide.

"It will take into account the resources that we have, improve upon them, a collection throughout the county that would include the various cities in the county that would participate in, to some extent, long term paying for the project," Says District 4 Supervisor Tony Greer.

Greer and Supervisor Peggy Hobson-Calhoun are already in discussions with members of the legislature. The upgrades are needed to handle new development along the yet-to-be built Corridor. The stretch of roadway linking the two cities is expected to be an economic boon for Hinds County.

"We've got to have infrastructure to attract large-scale users of water, sewer, gas, and other utilities," added Greer. "So we see this as an economic development tool. It's a long- term project, it is a lot of money but it's something we're gonna have to do."

Although the Byram Clinton Corridor project has been slow-moving for a few years, Greer stays all rights-of-way have been obtained and dirt will start turning this summer. 

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