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MONROE COUNTY: Sens. Ossoff, Reverend Warnock, Rep. Austin Scott Announce Major Federal Investment to Improve City of Forsyth’s Water System

The City of Forsyth will receive nearly $3 million in grants and over $27 million in federal loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to update, improve local water and wastewater systems

The two projects set to benefit nearly 4,000 Georgians by improving water treatment facility, water quality, and addressing water demand

Read more on Project 1 and Project 2 of Forsyth

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff, Reverend Warnock, and Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) announced new federal funding coming to Forsyth, GA to improve the their water and wastewater systems and to address health and sanitary concerns. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced over $307 million in grants and federal loans to modernize rural drinking water systems and improve local wastewater management, including over $30 million for two projects in Forsyth.

The federal funding headed to Forsyth, GA will upgrade the city’s existing water treatment facility and raw water intake facilities that have exceeded functional capacity over time from use. The funding will also help to address rising water demand by modernizing the city’s water management systems, and supporting the health and well-being of local residents. Together, these projects are expected to benefit an estimated 3,890 Georgians by improving their access to clean water and strengthening the local wastewater infrastructure.

“Investing in infrastructure, especially in Georgia’s rural communities, improves quality of life,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “I am proud to see these federal investments flow to Forsyth to help them address longstanding water quality issues. I’m going to keep fighting alongside my colleagues to make sure the federal government is doing its part for hardworking families in Monroe County and those across rural Georgia.”

“Sen. Rev. Warnock, Congressman Scott, and I are pleased to announce this investment in safe, clean drinking water for Forsyth residents,” said Senator Ossoff.

“I’m very glad to see this grant and loan funding to improve the water infrastructure system for constituents in Forsyth. This was a multi-year effort spearheaded by countless local, state, and federal officials working together to bring about this project,” said Representative Austin Scott. “I look forward to seeing the positive impact this investment will have in Monroe County and continuing to work with local officials throughout the Eighth District on infrastructure investments in our rural communities.”

RecipientGrantsLoansTotal 
City of Forsyth –Project 1 $1,037,000 $14,393,000 $15,430,000
City of Forsyth – Project 2$1,847,000 $13,127,000 $14,974,000 
Total$2,884,000$27,520,000$30,404,000

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