But now, thanks to a $65,000 grant from the state, the city of Abingdon will purchase a generator to run essential equipment in the sewers and sanitation department in case of a power outage.
Representative Don Moffitt (R -Gilson) and Senator Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) represented Abingdon when the construction program was passed, district boundaries changed in 2012.
“I am very pleased that the City of Abingdon has received the first installment of this grant. The grant is from bond sales which have their own dedicated revenue stream. By their actions, the city council have helped to improve the quality of life for their residents by assuring continuous operation of their sanitary sewer system even during a storm and have avoided raising fees or taxes to pay for it,” Moffitt said.
“Certainly monies like these are an invaluable resource to small cities like Abingdon, in order to help upgrade aging infrastructure,” LaHood said. “The new generator in Abingdon will definitely be an asset in times of emergency at the water treatment facility.”