OPP, Ala. (WDHN) — The Opp council embarked on its most ambitious project in the city’s 118-year history.
Becky Bracke, the mayor of Opp, signed a $7 million low-interest U.S. Department of Agriculture loan. The money will be earmarked to replace the town’s aging infrastructure.
Leaking water and sewer lines will be dug up and replaced with new PVC pipes.
“When you spend $7 million dollars, its never easy. When you can get this interest rate and 40 years of the loan, you can beat it,” Bracke said.
No word on whether the Opp Utility Board will have to increase its monthly residential and business rates to help pay back the 40-year USDA loan.