Waterworks System – Ripley MS

Description

Public Works Administration (PWA) project 7312 for Ripley’s waterworks system was approved June 20, 1934 for a loan of $51,500 and a grant of $17,135. Construction was started 11/15/1935 and completed 11/5/1937. Ripley proposed to issue revenue bonds in order to obtain the loan/grant to purchase a private system, with the town operating it as a municipal plant. However, it was challenged in a lawsuit, by a local taxpayer and only after reaching the Mississippi State Supreme Court was the validity of the town issuance of the bonds affirmed. The court case was resolved June 10, 1935, enabling the process to move forward.

Source notes

Report No. 5, Status of Completed Non-Federal allotted projects. Region No. 3 Mississippi. (January 3, 1940). Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 104.

Bond Issue to get PWA fund is held valid. (Jun 10, 1935). The Leader-Call, p. 1.

Bond validation upheld. (Jun 11, 1935). Clarion-Ledger, p. 14.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 7, 2019.

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Location Info


Ripley, Mississippi 38663

Location notes: General location marker.

Coordinates: 34.7303118, -88.9543839214569

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