Eros, LA – The Cadeville Water District has received a $1.9 million loan from the Louisiana Department of Health’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program to improve the quality of drinking water for area water customers.
Cadeville Water District President Barry Turner said the funds are being used to construct a water treatment system, a large-capacity ground storage tank, a booster station, and site piping and fencing on recently purchased property along Highway 546. The district recently spent more than $500,000 of self-generated revenue to dig a new well at the site. The well was successfully completed last year.
“The investments in this facility will help us ensure we are providing quality drinking water to our customers and allow us to meet the growing demands on our district,” Turner said.
In addition to the DWRLF’s administrative order loan, Cadeville Water District recently received $400,000 in state capital outlay funding to construct a new ground storage tank and fiberglass storage building at its Ray Road well facility. Turner said the local system is “matching” that construction project with more than $100,000 in upgrades at that site.
He said those upgrades will allow the Cadeville Water District to efficiently manage the consolidation of the neighboring Robinson Chapel Water District in Jackson Parish, noting that the DWRLF program has issued the district an additional $1.46 million consolidation loan to take over that small, struggling system. The consolidation loan is a 100% forgivable loan program.