Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tennessee awards $2.2 million in loans for drinking water infrastructure projects

The state of Tennessee recently awarded $2.2 million in low-interest loans from the State Revolving Fund Loan Program to help finance drinking water infrastructure improvement projects.

The loans were approved for the Castalian Springs-Bethpage Water Utility District and to the town of Gainesboro, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau said in a news release.

“These funds will support needed infrastructure improvements and clean drinking water for these communities,” Haslam said. “The State Revolving Fund Loan Program helps citizens enjoy a better quality of life.”

The Castalian Springs-Bethpage Water Utility District, in Sumner/Trousdale counties, will use a $1,245,980 drinking water loan to replace 55,500 linear feet of aging water lines and add about 640 automatic meter reading (AMR) transmitters and related software, TDEC said in the release. In addition, the district also was approved for a $354,020 traditional drinking water loan, the release said.

Gainesboro, in Jackson County, will use a $648,150 drinking water loan to replace approximately 6,000 linear feet of water lines and 13,130 linear feet of service lines, replace 375 automatic meter reading water meters and four zone flow meters, the release said.

“Clean drinking water is a necessity and this program helps local communities provide this vital resource in an efficient way,” Martineau said in the release.

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 312 Rosa L Parks Ave Nashville, TN 37243

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