I know we’re hurting for money and all, but is this wise given the drought, etc.?
Gov. Sonny Perdue’s decision to suspend funding for water supply and land conservation grants last week has put a kink in the plans for several local water projects. Affecting $40 million statewide, the move came in response to a growing budgetary deficit at the state level.
In terms of its local impact, Carrollton city government will likely lose $2 million in grant money, earmarked for construction of a pre-settling basin near the water treatment plant. The basin would provide for easier irrigation because it calms the flow from water coming off the Little Tallapoosa River to the plant. It would also allow for greater management of the water as it comes into the plant, as the basin can hold up to a two-week supply of excess water should it be needed.