County receives federal funding for improvements

From Staff Reports

   Congressman Bill Jenkins on Tuesday said Washington has approved federal funding totaling $115,000 for Johnson and Carter counties. The funds will go toward waste disposal and water improvements.
   "Bill is extremely pleased that this funding has been approved because he realizes how much it is needed in Carter County," said Jenkins' spokesman, Paul Mays. The funds include a grant of $65,000 and a loan of $50,000. The loan carries an interest rate of 4.5 percent for a period of 38 years.
   The Carderview Utility District, which treats water for half of Carter County and half of Johnson County, plans to use the money to upgrade its filter system. The improvements will allow the district to meet state environmental requirements and ensure quality water for the 309 users the system serves. "We need sand for the filter system as well as a shelter to protect it from the elements," said Sharon Church, Carderview manager. "So we're very glad that the funding came through."