New water lines for Lynn, thanks to grant

Water Department Superintendent Joey Bell, Town Clerk Marcia Manasco, Water Department Clerk Kris Gray, Street Department Superintendent Danny Lindley and Street/Water Employee Kirt Nugent at the Third Street apartments, one site where the water system in Lynn will be improved thanks to a $398,000 grant.

LYNN - The Town of Lynn has been awarded a $398,000 Community Development Block Grant from federal funds administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to replace the water lines on Long Street and Third Street, replace an aging fire hydrant on Long and install two new hydrants on Second Street.
Water Superintendent Joey Bell said the town decided, when applying for the grant, to focus on “problem lines," the ones that spring leaks most often and take up most of the water department’s time and resources. These are lines on Third Street and in the Third Street Hamilton Housing Authority apartment complex.
Bell said the water department used to repair leaks on Third Street twelve to eighteen times a year, but have reduced that to six to twelve times a year.
“We’ve already been out there twelve times this year.  Every time we make progress on getting it under control, something else happens,” he noted.
“I am thankful for the grant the water department has received," said Town Clerk Marcia Manasco. “They have had many water leaks in the apartments the last couple of years. With this grant, they will be able to update to all new lines and hopefully take care of this problem.
“The town appreciates all the work Joey has done to help obtain this grant,” she noted.


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