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Mobile County Commission Accepts RESTORE Grant for Bayou La Batre Water System Upgrades

Posted on: May 23rd, 2022


MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. – The Mobile County Commission voted May 23 to accept a $5.3 million grant for the Bayou La Batre Water Distribution System Upgrades Project, with no local match required.


The purpose of the project is to replace undersized water mains with larger lines to provide adequate water pressure and fire protection for many areas within Bayou La Batre Utilities Board service area.   


Bayou La Batre’s water system upgrades is a multi-year RESTORE Act project funded through U.S. Department of Treasury in cooperation with the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Design and engineering for this project was accomplished with the Phase 1 grant award. The current grant award funds project construction.


“This is an example of Mobile County assisting a smaller municipality by helping the City of Bayou La Batre manage both the grant and the project,” said District 3 Commissioner Randall Dueitt, who represents the southern portion of Mobile County. “The damage done by the 2010 oil spill is nearly incalculable, but projects like this help communities move forward with stronger infrastructure and community capacity,” he added.


Mobile County is helping local municipalities and utility boards with RESTORE Act infrastructure improvement grants:

  • City of Satsuma’s Northwest Satsuma Water and Sewer Project (District 1)
  • Town of Mount Vernon’s Water Treatment Plant (District 1)
  • City of Chickasaw Sewer Rehabilitation Project (District 1)
  • Redevelop Bayou La Batre City Docks (District 3)
  • Bayou La Batre Sewer System Upgrades (District 3)
  • Bayou La Batre Effluent Force Main Extension (District 3)

Mobile County Blueways Trail Development is an additional RESTORE Act project described in the Department of Treasury’s Multi-year Implementation Plan.

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