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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration for water infrastructure improvements in Plaquemines Parish.

The money will be used to build a new raw water intake pump station at the Belle Chasse Water Treatment Plant.  It is being funded with disaster relief assistance stemming from Hurricane Harvey.

“Projects like the new raw water intake pump station at the Belle Chasse Water Treatment Plant are an important investment in local communities,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “Plaquemines Parish needs adequate public infrastructure to grow and thrive.”   

“The Trump Administration is committed to helping communities impacted by natural disasters not only to build back, but also to build back stronger,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.  “This project will promote economic resilience and long-term disaster recovery from Hurricane Harvey in Plaquemines Parish.”

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