City Of White House Secures Over $1.3M Grant For Wastewater Infrastructure
WHITE HOUSE TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced this month that the city of White House will be receiving one of 12 grants totaling $34,585,121 from the state’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) fund, part of which TDEC is administering in the form of water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure grants.
“These grants will address important water infrastructure needs across our state, especially in disadvantaged communities,” Gov. Bill Lee said. “We commend communities who have gone through the application process, and we look forward to the substantial improvements the grants will bring.”
“More than ever, infrastructure is critically important to our local communities,” said Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge. “This money will allow cities and towns to address deficiencies and make improvements that will pay dividends not just in the present but in the years to come as well. I greatly appreciate the work of the governor and my colleagues on the Fiscal Accountability Group for their work in making sure these funds were spent appropriately and efficiently.”
City of White House – Grant: $1,373,645
The city plans to execute a construction project that will make corrections to the wastewater collection system. White House is under enforcement for sanitary sewer overflows and has elected to focus all of its state ARP allocations to fix problems with the collection system.
“We continue experiencing considerable growth across the state, and many of our communities require additional resources to address their evolving needs,” said Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville. “These grants will play a major role in ensuring cities and towns have access to infrastructure solutions that will enable them to continue thriving so Tennessee remains a preferred destination for both businesses and families.”
“We are grateful to the local applicants, and we anticipate excellent results from these grants,” said TDEC Commissioner David Salyers. “This shows that Tennessee recognizes the need for improved water infrastructure and is committed to helping communities meet that need.”
TDEC is focusing the grants on the following goals:
Protect and promote human health and safety and improve the quality of water by supporting water systems in non-compliance to work toward compliance with water quality requirements
Improve the technical, managerial, and financial capabilities of small, disadvantaged, or underserved water infrastructure systems; and address critical water infrastructure needs across the state.
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