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Sparta Leaders Meeting With TDEC Officials Over Sewer Issues Next Week

Sparta leaders will meet with TDEC officials next week to discuss ongoing efforts to lift the city’s sewer moratorium. Mayor Jerry Lowery said the city has a proposal from a vendor to install temporary flow meters across the system. Lowery said the data gained from the technology is required by TDEC. “Probably next meeting we need to approve up to ... Read More »

Sparta Mayor Says Sewer Moratorium Could Be Lifted In About A Year

Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said the city’s sewer moratorium could be lifted in about a years time if the city persists in repairing its problem areas. TDEC issued a consent order that the past administration signed in August that limits new sewer connections. Lowery said he met with state officials to gauge a time frame. “TDEC has informed us that ... Read More »

Overton Commission Approves West Overton Water Project

The Overton County Commission approved about $500,000 of state COVID relief infrastructure money for a water line project Monday night. County Executive Steven Barlow said the West Overton Utility District will use the money to replace 500 feet of line at the Meadowbrook Subdivision. “That was old and outdated and kept busting a little bit here and there and they ... Read More »

Celina Approves TDEC ARP Fund Resolution

Celina Board of Alderman has approved a resolution to apply for its TDEC and American Rescue Plan funds. Mayor Luke Collins said the money will be used for water and sewer upgrades in the city. He said the county is funneling a portion of its TDEC funds to extend water to Add Stafford Road. “Now in our priority list and ... Read More »

TDEC Awards Livingston Funds For Upgrade Water Meter Readers

Livingston named one of 12 entities to earn a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for water infrastructure investments. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the almost $1 million will be used to replace some 2,500 water meters in the Monroe and Alpine areas with automatic readers. “Currently we’re doing the manual reading where personnel has to go to ... Read More »

White Co Splitting Some $5 Million For Water Infrastructure Improvements

White County will divide some $5 million between four utility districts for water infrastructure projects. The money comes from the state’s COVID money meant for water and sewer improvements. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county received $4 million with a $1 million local match. “We’re just getting everything ready to go,” Robinson said. “We’re going through the procurement ... Read More »

Pickett, Byrdstown Partnership On TDEC Infrastructure Money Moving Forward

The Byrdstown Board of Aldermen in a special called meeting Tuesday accepted Pickett County’s state COVID infrastructure money for water and sewer improvements. That after the county commission approved the transfer of its $2.7 million Monday night. Mayor Sam Gibson said the next step is to submit the town’s scorecard to the state to determine which project will move forward. ... Read More »

TDEC Finds Sewer As The Highest Priority For Sparta’s Infrastructure Money

Sparta will likely use its state infrastructure COVID money for sewer improvements instead of water line replacements. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the state has recommended that Sparta’s uses its allotment to fix overflow from heavy rain events. ‘We were hoping to be be able to include it in our paving program, and our in-house needs are more water distribution ... Read More »

Fentress Allocates TDEC Funds To Allardt, Jamestown, County Utility District

Fentress County has approved disbursements of TDEC funds to Allardt, Jamestown, and the Fentress County Utility District. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Fentress County received some $4.3 million. Among the allocated funds, the commission approved some $700,000 to Allardt and $1.83 million to Jamestown. “I believe they’re going to do a lot of work on their plant down that and ... Read More »

Putnam Finds Area Not Covered By An Utility District

While surveying residential interest for public water, Putnam County found a small area that does not fall under a utility district. Mayor Randy Porter said several residents want water service on Blaylock Mountain Road between Algood and Monterey. “That’s kind of odd,” Porter said. “I would have thought back when those utility districts were created that they would have took ... Read More »