“Federal approval of Tacoma’s city-wide WPA sewer improvement project providing employment for more than 560 men, was announced today [Nov. 12, 1937] by Don G. Abel, state WPA director.
The WPA allotment accounts to $95,776 to which the city of Tacoma will add $13,208. Further allotments involving a total of $172,122. to which the city of Tacoma is adding $18,966 and which will employ more than 900 additional workers taken from relief rolls is awaiting Federal approval which is expected momentarily, Abel stated.
The district in which the approved projects will begin as soon as conditions will permit are Garfield Park trunk sewer, East “D” Street sewer, Alder Street sewer, South 18th Street and “G” Street sewer. The expected granting of the further allotments will mean a total WPA investment for Tacoma’s sewers of $267,898 and employnent for a total of 1,489 men taken from WPA rolls.”
WPA Press Release [#324], Nov. 12, 1937, [page 25]: http://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/images/publications/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400.pdf
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 26, 2014.
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