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State Issues Fish Consumption Advisory At Center Hill Lake

The state announced a precautionary consumption advisory Monday for fish caught at Center Hill Lake because of high mercury levels. The advisory specifically covers black bass such as largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth bass. A state study on fish tissue that began in 2021 found species in the lake to have mercury levels above the trigger of 0.3 mg/kg (parts per ... Read More »

$17.5M Loan From State Will Help Expand Cookeville’s Water Plant

TDEC announced Cookeville as the recipient of a $17.5 million loan Wednesday to help with water projects Water Quality Control Department Director Ronnie Kelly calls state-revolving fund loan will help add 50 percent capacity to the city’s water treatment plant. “We try to cashflow most projects and this one was a little bit bigger than we could cashflow so we ... Read More »

Putnam Mayor Focusing In On Two Areas To Possibly Expand Public Water

With public water approved for the Martin Creek Road area, Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said he is looking for the next possible project. Porter said the next two primary locations are Calfkiller Highway and the Brotherton Mountain, Woodcliff area. “Working with those utility districts to see what we can do to service that area and a lot of it ... Read More »

Seven UC State Parks Earn Highest Status For Sustainability And Programs

Seven Upper Cumberland State Parks have received the highest honor from TDEC for their efforts in environmental sustainability. Burgess Falls, Cordell Hull, Cummins Falls, Pickett CCC Memorial, Rock Island, Sgt. Alvin C. York and Standing Stone State Parks all received platinum status in the, “Go Green With Us,” program. Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Ranger Camron Martin said this is ... Read More »

UCDD To Help UC Mayors In Need Of Administering TDEC ARP Money

UCDD will offer administrative services to Upper Cumberland counties needing assistance with managing TDEC ARP fund. Executive Committee Chair Randy Heady said in his role as Jackson County Mayor, he does not have the staff to oversee the money. “It is hard to navigate, and I don’t have time to do that kind of work,” Heady said. “So, I’m willing ... Read More »

White Co. Commission Approves TDEC Matching Funds, Honors Culley

White County Commission approved matching funds for TDEC Water Infrastructure during its Monday meeting. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said that the money will be spent in next year’s budget. He said that this approval allows him to go to the utility district to discuss the County Commission’s commitment to water infrastructure projects. “Because I need to start getting those ... Read More »

Van Buren Commission To Consider Water Committee’s Spending Plan

Van Buren County’s Water Committee has approved a TDEC ARP spending plan for the county commission to consider. Mayor Greg Wilson said Spencer Utility District’s raw water source project headlines the proposal. “The City of Spencer was awarded about $2,110,000 for raw water to be pumped straight from Caney Fork to the water plant,” Wilson said. “That is not going ... Read More »

Robinson To Ask White Commission For Funds To Move Forward With TDEC ARP Grants

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said he will ask the county commission Monday to appropriate the needed match for TDEC’s ARP money. The county has about $5 million to allocate among utility districts. Robinson said the ask will be about $620,000 to $650,000. “I’ll be asking the county commission coming up Monday night to appropriate that match money to ... Read More »

Warren Pushing For Industrial Growth Through TDEC ARP Upgrades

Warren County plans to use some of its TDEC ARP money to prepare for industrial growth in the southwest portion of the county. County Executive Jimmy Haley said the county’s Industrial Development Board has a property it wants to develop. “IDB has purchased 200 acres right on the Coffee County/Warren County line that we’re working on doing a larger industrial ... Read More »

Clay Starts Work To Rank Projects Expanding Public Water

Three Clay County Utility Districts are working on project scorecards to gain some of the county’s ARP TDEC money. They include the Celina Utility District, North Overton Utility District and Northwest Clay Utility District. County Executive Dale Reagan said the county has about $3 million to allocate. “My first and main priority is that if we have citizens out there that ... Read More »