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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Tallulah is closer to a possible new water plant

March 1, 2019
In The News

The City of Tallulah got some good news coming out of a bad situation. Congressman Ralph Abraham announced he was able to help get the city $22,000 through a USDA grant.

"We've already set up the account at Delta Banks here in Tallulah. It's already ready to go," Mayor Gloria Hayden said.

It goes toward research late Mayor Paxton Branch kicked off last year. Specifically, it will help pay for an engineering and environmental report the city needs to fix the failing water system's infrastructure. 

The potential new system could get rid of something like that.

"Many of our rural water systems need upgrading so that rural Louisianans can know that they always have access to safe, reliable drinking water," said Abraham. "These federal funds will help Tallulah in the process to enhance its water system, and I appreciate the USDA for awarding the city with this grant."

Mayor Hayden said she's happy for the city.

"We really want to be thankful and grateful to congressman Abraham for helping us get these funds secured."

Hayden said the city does have the $8,000 to put up toward the study that could take up to six months to start. 

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