Marion County Public Water Authority

$2.5 million grant awaits final approval

(Editor’s note: This story ran in last week’s paper with an incorrect headline and information within the story. The article stated the Marion County Public Water Authority had already received a $2.5 million grant. However, the grant still has to go through a Congressional approval process, and therefore, the water authority does not have the grant yet nor does not know if the grant will come through. The story in its corrected form is here. The Journal Record apologizes for the mistake.)

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.

County water expansion in Bexar meeting dire needs

Bexar Community - The Marion County Public Water Authority recently secured state grant funds to expand water lines into unserved portions of Marion County.
For Carolyn and Johnny Taylor of the Bexar Community, expansion of the public water services cannot come soon enough.
“We’ve had a hard time,” Carolyn said, explaining they have relied on well water for decades. However, recent complications have left them with the task of jumping through hoops to get potable water.