St. Augustine will be getting nearly $7 million in federal funds to help fix the city’s waste-water collection system that was damaged by Hurricane Matthew nearly a year-and-a-half ago.
The money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover three quarters of what it costs to repair 13 lift stations that pump water to collection sites.
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The funds were provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program which helps local governments recover from major disasters and emergencies.
The remaining $2 million for the lift stations will come from non-federal sources.