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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Melville water system is one of nine projects to receive federal funding

December 4, 2018
In The News

Nine projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $27 million in combined loans and grants from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development, according to Congressman Ralph Abraham.

One of the nine projects will take place in St. Landry Parish. The Town of Melville is set to receive $4.39 million for improvements to its water system. The improvements will be made by constructing or rehabilitating system components.

In May of this year, the Town of Melville was listed as one of the State of Louisiana’s “Most Distressed” drinking water systems by a committee with Governor John Bel Edward’s administration.

A release Tuesday states that the investments in these projects will help upgrade, install or construct nine water system projects. Along with St. Landry Parish, projects will take place in Caldwell, Grant, Jackson, Winn, Catahoula, La Salle, and West Feliciana Parishes.

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