Drinking water

Water authority receives $2.5 million grant

Water upgrades are possible with a $2.5 million grant the Marion County Public Water Authority received.

HAMILTON — The Marion County Public Water Authority was announced on May 31, as the recipient of a $2.5 million grant from Senator Tommy Tuberville’s office to go toward upgrading drinking water infrastructure.
Tuberville started as a senator in 2021, but opted not to participate in the earmark process, which gives congressmen access to funds they can use for projects like this after he voiced concerns over past abuse.