Millions allocated for water, sewer improvements across Tennessee
The town of Mountain City was one of dozens of recipients of water grants from the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation.
The locality will receive almost $1 million to improve and add water service to customers.
Johnson City’s $3.3 million award will help with flooding problems with warehouse removal, building a retention pond, and installing new pipes as part of the West Walnut Basin project.
Other regional projects include:
– City of Pigeon Forge, $11,400,000
The city, in partnership with the City of Gatlinburg and Sevier County, will use ARP funds to address regional drinking water needs. The project will add a raw water line to enhance the current capacity of the raw water system, enabling the region to match growth by improving the reliability and capacity of the regional water system.
– Erwin Utilities, $875,425
The agency will use ARP funds to relocate approximately 1,000 linear feet of water main and two stream crossings to outside a stream buffer and floodway, which will protect both from future flood damage and improve access for maintenance and repair during flood events.
– City of Sevierville Water and Sewer, $1,094,040
PSA will use ARP funds to construct a new wastewater main line that will be installed below the Little Pigeon River bottom and bank stabilization on both sides of the river, enabling the restoration of the natural river bottom and reducing the potential for breaks due to impacts from debris.
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