ADPH signs contract with Lowndes County wastewater board to install septic tanks | News

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has signed a contract with the Lowndes County Unincorporated Wastewater Program Sewer Board (LCUWP) to install septic tanks for local residents.

“The contract is a milestone in the progress of an interim agreement that ADPH signed with the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS) on May 3, 2023, addressing wastewater disposal issues in Lowndes County,” ADPH said in a press release on Friday.

Since the tentative agreement, an environmental impact assessment has been conducted to analyze the health risks from wastewater exposure. As a result, the Lowndes County Septic System Improvement Program was created to install septic tanks.

The assessment is available at this link.

In the press release, the ADPH urged residents to complete the assessments as soon as possible, as The cost of installing septic tanks is limited by available funds of $1,500,000.

For more information, see Lowndes County Septic System Improvement Program website at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/environmental/septic-system-program.html or by phone 334-206-5373.

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