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South Jefferson Sewer Rehab $188K Over Original Cost

Cookeville City Council approved a change order of some $188,000 to the South Jefferson Avenue sewer rehab project. Water and Sewer Quality Control Director Barry Turner said the change pushes the final cost of the project over $2 million. He said the project improved water and sewer lines from I-40 to the Putnam County Courthouse. “This project ran into a ... Read More »

Jefferson Bumps Due To Leaks; Replacement Project Begins Soon

Some $1 million worth of parts are in and work on the Jefferson Avenue water line replacement project is expected to start mid-April. Water and Sewer Department Director Barry Turner said the parts took time to secure, but materials arrived quickly compared to some other post-pandemic projects. He said contractors plan to replace lines from the courthouse to the interstate ... Read More »

$1.2M Project To Upgrade North Overton System

The North Overton Utility District is upgrading some 18,000 feet of water lines to prevent widespread outages across its service area. North Overton Utility Office Manager Jane Ray said the district has been trying to get this project done for years. Ray said it will happen thanks to state American Rescue Plan grant. Ray said the project will make connections ... Read More »

Algood Connection To New Green Mountain Water Lines Positive

New water lines serving the Green Mountain community have served just the purpose that Algood and Putnam County had hoped. Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison said of some 15 residents eligible, most of them have tapped into the line. He said he believes the new line is meeting the new customers’ expectations. “We haven’t had a whole lot of issues,” ... Read More »

Chanute-Pall Mall Utility District Water Line Mapping Nearly Complete

Byrdstown lacks just a couple of days work to finish mapping the Chanute-Pall Mall water district. The city has been working on the project since it acquired the district in the spring of 2021. Mayor Sam Gibson said the the new map will make it easy to find the different kinds of water lines and where they are located throughout ... Read More »

Byrdstown Approves Donation To Support 911 Program, New Features

Byrdstown Aldermen approved a $5,000 contribution to the county’s 911 agency, a contribution that will continue going forward to help the system grow. Overton-Pickett Emergency Communications Director Chris Masiongale said they have implemented a number of new features that will benefit the city such as the ability to text or video call 911 for special emergencies. Masiongale said the majority ... Read More »

Sparta Replacing Water Lines Before Fall Paving Begins

Sparta Public Works finishing up some water line replacements on three streets preparing for fall paving. Director Dillard Quick said work on Turntable Road and Highland Drive has been completed. “The lines are 50 years old, 60 years old and some of the streets we’re going in once a month, maybe every two months and digging a hole and it ... Read More »

Baxter Building Inspector Seeking Code Amendment To Protect Water Lines

Baxter Building Inspector Bob Lane has asked Baxter officials to amend the plumbing code to protect water lines under concrete. Lane said requiring sleeves around pipes would decrease the likelihood of leaks over time. “Say you buy a condominium or you buy a townhouse, you’re probably not going to have any problems for several years,”Lane said. “But 10 years down ... Read More »

Jackson County Utility District Finished With Repairs

The Jackson County Utility District has finished making repairs and will soon have all customers supplied with water. Office Manager Crystal Bean said the water tank is filled and lines are currently filling. Bean said there are roughly 100 people out of water in Flynns Lick still, but expects all customers to have water by the time they get home ... Read More »

Jackson County Utility District Working To Restore Water Monday

The Jackson County Utility District is aiming to have water restored to all customers on Monday. Office Manager Crystal Bean said 850 customers are still without water due to Gainesboro’s water tank running dry. Bean said her crews are assisting Gainesboro to find lines that were underwater to get the tank refilled. “As the day goes on, their tank is ... Read More »