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June 21, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Applauds Inclusion of Community Water Project in Appropriations Draft Bill

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) applauded the inclusion of a water project for the community of Mountain Park in Gwinnett County, Georgia in the FY23 appropriations bill. If fully funded, the project will provide the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources with $2,988,000 to replace key water mains in Mountain Park, Georgia. 

Earlier this year, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted 15 funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. These projects will be included in the upcoming appropriations bill, after moving through the committee process.

“I am happy to see my project to replace critical water infrastructure in Mountain Park advance through the Appropriations Committee,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “One of the main barriers to growth and economic development in south Gwinnett is lack of water infrastructure so I’m particularly pleased to see this project move forward.”

Last year, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted 10 funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 included funding for all 10 of her community projects totaling more than $5 million in new funding for Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties.

This year, Congresswoman Bourdeaux requested $13 million for 15 projects from across Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Member of Congress can select up to 15 projects in their community for FY23.  

The Congresswoman and her staff spent over a month meeting with local stakeholders and organizations. Projects were selected based on their ability to meet a critical unmet need in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District as well as their likelihood of being selected. 

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford