Ardmore, Alabama is seeking community support in updating the old sewer system.
Billy Shannon, mayor of Ardmore, said officials are floating a petition to get support for a grant that would allow the town to replace clay piping with PVC piping.
Shannon said an estimated cost of replacing the piping is $437,500.
Lucas Blankenship, Director of Alabama Department of Economic, said ADECA likes to see public comment and public backing on projects when a municipality applies.
Copies of a petition have been placed at Jones Drug Co. on Ardmore Avenue, the Greater Ardmore Chamber of Commerce office on First Street and the Town Hall and Museum on First Street.
The deadline to sign the petition is tomorrow with the full grant application due by noon July 22.
Since the town is on the Alabama-Tennessee state line, Shannon said the mayor of Ardmore, Tennessee, has been working with a Tennessee organization to secure additional funding for replacement projects in Ardmore, Tennessee. Ardmore Water Department oversees both sides of the town, he said, and would cover any costs not covered by grants.
“If we don't get grants on either side, the water department will try to repair parts,” Shannon added.