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Damascus gets state grant for pump station repairs

By Kimberly Page - bio | email

DAMASCUS, GA (WALB) – A state grant will pay nearly all of the costs of rebuilding a pump station in Damascus.

The pump broke last week and left the entire town without water.

The city of Damascus applied for, and received, an Immediate Threat and Danger Grant.

That means they'll only have to pay 10 percent, or $2,800 hundred dollars, of the cost of rebuilding the pump station and installing a new flow meter valve.

The rest of the money will come from Georgia's Community Development Block Grant, which is awarded from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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