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Posted on: December 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Palatka awarded multiple grants to replace water mains on Madison St and St. Johns Ave

City of Palatka 

Press Release:

December 22, 2022

 

City of Palatka 

201 N. 2nd St.

Palatka FL, 32177

www.palatka-fl.gov

 

For more information contact Jonathan Griffith, at jcgriffith@palatka-fl.gov 

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City of Palatka awarded multiple grants to replace water mains on Madison Street and St. Johns Avenue as well as make improvements to the Water Treatment Plant totaling $1,805,518.

                        

Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $7.1 Million to Florida Communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund and more than $35 million to 48 Florida communities through Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) both RIF and CDBG are administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO The City of Palatka will receive an award of $750,000 through the Florida Small Cities CDBG Program for water main replacement and improvements at the Water Treatment Plant and $555,518 for water main replacement.

 

The St Johns River Water Management District, at the May 10, 2022, meeting, presented to the Governing Board the list of Alternative Water Supply projects for FDEP funding consideration and the District’s Governing Board approved submittal of projects for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Alternative Water Supply Program. The FDEP has approved AWS funding of $500,000 for Palatka water main improvements.

 

These grants will fund the Madison Street Potable Water Line Project (N. 6th to N. 11th Streets), St Johns Avenue Water Main Replacement (from Palm to Moseley) and improvements at the Water Treatment Plant. All the projects are slated for construction in 2023.

 

Map showing Madison Street between 5th and 11th Streets