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MYRTLEWOOD, AL – On Monday, September 17, Myrtlewood was awarded more than $1.7 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of its Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program. The grant will be used to improve public water systems in the area and to create a more efficient operations system for the town’s more than 2,000 residents. System improvements include installation of radio-read meters, upgrading computer monitoring systems, and installation of new equipment.

“This is incredible news for the residents of Myrtlewood. Proper water systems are vital to a community’s health, development, and overall growth,” said Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL). “By bringing more resources to Myrtlewood, this grant will help provide local families with stronger public infrastructure and better opportunities. Today’s grant is a needed step in the right direction and I look forward to seeing how this helps the community develop. Thank you to USDA and all of the partners who have made a continued commitment to expanding and strengthening our water infrastructure in Alabama.”


Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.