$4.2M awarded for wastewater infrastructure in Jefferson County

Apr 6, 2022

The city of Monticello is getting funding for a 12-mile extension of a wastewater collection line to help residents who use septic tanks to connect to the city's sewer system.

"These improvements will allow businesses to expand and will facilitate access to customers," said Gov. Ron DeSantis at a press conference in Jefferson County on Tuesday. "This is great for manufacturing logistics. There’s a lot of opportunity here."

The project will extend sewer service to the I-10 and the State Road 59 exchange.

The town of about 2,500 residents will get more than $4.2 million for the project. The project is estimated to create as many as 1,100 jobs, DeSantis said.

The funding was awarded through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The fund received $75 million for the current fiscal year, with state lawmakers allocating $50 million for next year. DeSantis had requested $100 million.

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