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Diamond City Receives Funds for Water and Sewer Master Plan
November 1998

A grant made to the city government of Diamond City by the South Shore Foundation is expected to help the city grow. Mayor Wanda R. Riechers said the grant of $6,250 from the South Shore Foundation, the charitable foundation of Northern Arkansas Telephone Company, made it possible for the city to complete a Master Plan on how best to bring water and sewer services to undeveloped lots in Diamond City.

"It is certainly vital to the further development of our city," the mayor told South Shore Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Steven G. Sanders. The city is matching the grant to pay for a Master Water and Sewer Plan.

Diamond City's current residents are provided adequate water and sewer services, but future development of the city's platted lots was studied with the funds granted.

The Master Plan for the water distribution system recommends upgrading water line sizes to 4-inch minimums, adding 150,000 linear feet of water lines, a new 250,000 gallon water storage tank and development of a second water supply well or additional water source as a backup. The total estimated cost of water distribution extensions and improvements is $2.5 million.

The Master Plan for improvements to the wastewater system recommends installation of
a gravity sewer collection system with 157,000 linear feet of lines, manholes and 13 sewage lift stations for a total of $6.1 million. This project is divided into nine subareas which can be
developed as needed.

Diamond City is located on scenic Highway 7, 34 miles northwest of Flippin on a peninsula in Bull Shoals Lake, and 45 miles south of Branson, Mo. It was incorporated under the name Sugar Loaf, but the name was changed in 1966 to Diamond City. Its population is approximately 700.

The South Shore Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations and communities in its service area to further the goals of educational advancement, environmental preservation, and economic development. For more information or grant applications, call 1-870-453-3333.

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