Town of Banks seeks approval

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 26, 2001

for water storage tank

Special to The Messenger

The town of Banks is seeking approval by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management in order to receive loan assistance from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program.

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Officials are proposing the construction of a 250,000 gallon elevated water storage tank, a 200 gallon per minute booster pump station and approximately 3,200 linear feet of eight-inch PVC water main.

The Pike County project will be funded by a low-interest loan in the amount of $462,500.

But, before any money changes hands, state and federal regulations that govern the program require ADEM to conduct an environmental review, assessing potential impacts upon the environment that may result from the project.

ADEM has determined the proposed project will not have significant adverse impact on the environment and, consequently, has issued State Affirmation of Environmental Findings to support the use of SRF funds on the project.

However, ADEM can reconsider if significant adverse impact is discovered.

Comments on the project should be submitted in writing to: Mr. K. Eric Holt, Facilities Construction Section, Water Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463 no later than Aug. 18. Project number is SRF #FS010061-01.

The department will not take formal action to proceed with the project without carefully evaluating any public comments, according to James W. Warr, director of ADEM.