"We ran out of funds last year," said Ken Walker, the system's general manager. "We completed Phase 1, now the county's applying for a grant for Phase 2."
After Hurricane Ivan devastated much of the county in 2004, the Florida Department of Community Affairs awarded Santa Rosa County $9 million in federal Community Development Block Grants for disaster recovery, with $1.5 million earmarked for sewer improvements in Serosa Estates and Navarre East. The county is applying for another $750,000 grant to complete Navarre East improvements, including installing pressurized sewer lines and grinder stations to liquefy raw sewage.
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