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Gretna gets $300,000 for water upgrades

The city of Gretna recently got a $300,000 grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District to improve its water system.

The district recently provided $300,000 in funding for the city to design and permit water system upgrades that, upon development, will triple the amount of water storage and nearly double the rate at which water can be transmitted through the system.

The Gretna water system serves approximately 1,500 residents.

The district’s governing board approved initial funding for the project in 2014 and approved additional funding in 2015.

The $300,000 paid for the design and permitting of a new 12-inch transmission main, two new wells and related equipment, and two new 300,000-gallon storage tanks and related pumps and equipment.

Once completed, the city’s storage capacity will increase from 300,000 gallons to 900,000 gallons and the supply rate will increase from 700 gallons per minute to 1,300 gallons per minute.

The funding is part of the district’s Water Supply Development Grant program, which launched in 2013 and has awarded funding for 70 projects totaling more than $21.6 million.

For more information on projects funded by this program, visit

Special to The Herald