The Village of Harrisonburg has been awarded $1 million from the Louisiana Office of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to finance a water system merger with Enterprise.
The CDBG award is the first funding appropriated for the merging of the two systems. The funding will be used for installation of a new water tank, construction of a new water well and all new meters along with other associated activities.
Additionally, the funds will allow the village to increase production capacity and provide a reliable source of drinking water once the two systems are consolidated.
Harrisonburg has also applied for approximately $2,680,000 through the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. These funds would be used to physically connect the two systems, cover the legal transfer of Enterprise system to Harrisonburg’s, and other associated activities.
The village anticipates an agreement with LDH to secure their funding in the near future.