The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) have announced six grants totaling $37,910,909 from the American Rescue Plan.
The American Rescue Plan, effective March 11, 2021, was designed to help Americans recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were provided to state and local governments for a variety of potential uses, including improving water infrastructure.
Warren County – $5,596,564
The county included three utility districts in their proposal, with projects focusing on critical needs in both drinking water and wastewater. These utility systems will execute a mix of five projects focused on infrastructure planning, design, and construction. For drinking water, the utilities will focus on construction of a new storage tank and repairing or replacing aging distribution lines to improve service and eliminate water loss. The wastewater projects will focus on collection line repair or replacement to eliminate infiltration and inflow (I/I), install new pump stations to reduce overflows, and expand collection lines to service communities and public buildings currently not served by the sewer system.