Pictured left to right - Aletha Turley, Beth Wheeler, Janie Dunning
January 7, 2014, USDA-Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning announced funding to install new water lines for Jameson. A USDA-RD grant of $250,000 and a loan of $157,000 will partially fund the construction of the new water system. The Daviess County Public Water Supply District #2 received the grant and loan and will be managing the construction of the project and will operate the system when it is completed. Jameson Board of Trustee members, Aletha Turley and Beth Wheeler attended the meeting in Hamilton and accepted the award plaque. Village Clerk Denise Caven also attended the meeting and took the photograph.
The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission has applied for State grant funds to further fund this Jameson project. An announcement regarding that application is expected soon.
This is a huge project for our community. The current/original water system was completed in 1965 and has provided good service for nearly 50 years. Age, wear, weather and sediment have made the current system unreliable and too expensive to continually repair. The new lines will meet the needs of current customers and provide opportunities for additional users, both residential and commercial.