Griggs said, "That 250,000 needs to go to store the water, once we treat it we need a place to store it."
The town's water tank is caved in. That project alone will cost more than a million dollars. And Griggs says the air scower is another part of the plant that needs to be fixed. Griggs says it's the main source of helping to filter water, and there's only one, and griggs says if this one fails the town won't get water.
Griggs said, "This plant will run on one, but with two it runs more effectively, but if that one goes out I don't have none."
Ferriday Mayor Glen McGlothin says the grant from the state will go toward replacing motors, controls and pumps to keep the plant running until a new one can be built.
Griggs said, "I just imagine if I had a little help to fix just a little bit, I could do a better job then I'm doing now."