The telemetry system at Crossville’s water tower also was destroyed and affected water service to 566 customers. DRA’s investment will allow the entire telemetry system to be replaced.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin also expressed his appreciation for the support with recovery efforts. “Thanks to this funding from the Delta Regional Authority, the residents of Crossville were able to get back on their feet in a quick and timely manner following devastating storms,” said Senator Durbin.
Local leaders welcomed the swift response from DRA. “The Village of Crossville is thankful that the DRA has the ability to act quickly and decisively to make an emergency investment in our town. The Village’s gas regulator station was destroyed and our residents were without gas for two days before these restorations,” said Village President Henry Feldmann.
DRA is committed to helping communities get back on their feet quickly after disasters, an important part of the agency’s goals,” DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill said.
About the Delta Regional Authority
The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives through strategic investments in economic development in 252 counties and parishes across eight states. To date, the DRA’s SEDAP investments, together with its state and local partners, have leveraged federal resources into nearly $3.5 billion in public and private investment for local small business owners, entrepreneurs, workforce improvement, and infrastructure development projects. Learn more at dra.gov.