Ivey OKs grant to improve Woodstock sewer


By WVUA Digital Reporter Anneliese Taggart

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $200,000 grant to help the town of Woodstock upgrade infrastructure to adequately serve a local school, several businesses and attract new commerce to the area.

Funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will enable the town to replace an undersized and dilapidated sewage pump station to meet current and future needs. The pump station, located near Interstate 20 in Tuscaloosa County, serves Lake View Elementary School and four businesses and will accommodate future businesses in the rapidly growing area. Although Woodstock is in Bibb County, it provides sewer services to that part of Tuscaloosa County.

“This project involves multiple partners with a common goal of improving services and encouraging growth,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend the Appalachian Regional Commission for their assistance, and local leaders for having the foresight and the understanding to realize the entire area will benefit from this project. I am pleased to play a role in this improvement.”

The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education is donating the pump for the upgrade which is projected to help meet the demands of any commercial and business growth in the area.

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