From 1937-1939, Greenville undertook improvements for the water works and sewage disposal, including building one new pumping station. Bids for pumping stating equipment were opened June 1937, and work began in late June to remodel the existing waterworks building constructed c. 1896. Water mains, storm drains and sanitary sewers were added, along with a new pumping station constructed 1938. Approximately $140,000 was approved for the improvements scheduled for 1937. The water plant was located at 806 West Union Street, and other locations are unknown. The project provided employment for 128 men, and took 12 months. A later WPA project 40,026 Greenville Sanitary Sewer Extension, was approved with a proposed cost of $120,119 in November 1939 to extend sewers, water mains, and add fire hydrants. Both skilled and unskilled labor was used in that project.
City Opens Bids for Pump Engines. (Jun 11, 1937). The Delta Star, p. 1.
Work on City Projects Will Begin Shortly. (Jun 18, 1937). The Delta Star, p. 1.
Work on Immense WPA City Project to Begin Monday. (Jun 24, 1937). The Delta Star, p. 1.
Greenville’s New Pumping Station. (Sep 24, 1938). The Greenwood Commonwealth, p. 8.
$120,119 Sewer Extension for Greenville Approved by WPA. (Nov. 16, 1939). The Delta Democrat-Times, p. 1.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 16, 2019.
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