Governor Bentley Announces Grant for Rural Water System Leaks in Alabama

Governor Robert Bentley recently awarded a $25,000 grant that will help Alabama's rural water systems find and repair costly water leaks.  The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant with funding provided to the State Energy Program by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Alabama Rural Water Association will use the funding to continue its program to help rural water systems identify and find leaks in underground water lines. Undetected leaks account for thousands of dollars in lost revenue for water systems each year, a cost that may result in higher rates for the consumer, according to association.

“Water is a precious resource that too often is taken for granted,” Bentley said. “This program saves money, reduces waste and is another measure to ensure that when Alabamians turn on a faucet they will have water.”

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