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Cookeville Water Looks to Expand with Record Expenditures

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The City of Cookeville Water is projecting a record of $16.17 million in capital expenditures during the new fiscal year. The largest item in the proposed budget is the $4.32 million expansion of the Cookeville Water Plant. Director Ronnie Kelly said that with plans almost complete, he hopes to get the projected funded and started soon. “We’re adding 7.5 million ... Read More »

Algood Trying To Keep Costs Low For Green Mountain Water Project

Algood is trying to find ways to keep costs low on the Green Mountain Water Project. City Administrator Keith Morrison said one solution is bidding out the project with other sewer and water projects simultaneously. Morrison said the goal is to have bids in and approved in the next three to four months. “I think the biggest challenge is just trying ... Read More »

Putnam COVID Funding Could Be Used For Water Or Broadband

A significant amount of people in Putnam County are without public water. Could the county use COVID funding to help remedy that? Mayor Randy Porter said details are not final, but the federal government indicates the answer to be yes. “Water districts, those are either city owned or they’re independently owned,” Porter said. “The water districts are owned by the ... Read More »

JC Utility District Sending Water Samples To Get Boiling Lifted

The Jackson County Utility District has water supplied to all residents except on Big Branch Lane. The Jackson County Utility District is pulling water samples today, and expects to have results within 24 hours of delivery. The utility district said that if all samples come back negative, the boil notice could be lifted as early as tomorrow afternoon. However, the ... 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 Utility District Down To 150 Water Outages

The Jackson County Utility District remains under a Boil Notice until further notice as crews work to restore water and water pressure. Office Manager Crystal Bean said crews made progress Monday, cutting the number of water outages from 850 to roughly 150. Bean said water has been restored to Roaring River, Big Bottom and North Springs communities. “We’re needing a ... Read More »

Monterey Hopes For June Groundbreaking For Waste Water Treatment Plant

Monterey has received state approval to move forward with its waste water treatment plant. Mayor JJ Reels said the goal is to break ground in June and have bids in April 13. Reels said Water and Sewer Supervisor Duane Jarrett told him the new plant could increase capacity by about 50 percent. “It’s going to allow our growth to start ... Read More »

Sparta Taking Bids For Start of 8-Year Paving Plan

Sparta has graded all 203 city streets from worst to first as the city begins its eight-year paving plan. 21 percent of the city’s streets received a D and F grade but the plan is to have no F grade in 2022. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the city wants to pave just over 6 miles of street, but ... Read More »

Brotherton, Buck Mountain Water Restored

Water is back on for the Brotherton and Buck Mountain areas after power is back online at the pumping station. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said generators have been installed at the Algood pumping station. Porter said the hope is that if everything works correctly, water flow will continue. Read More »

Plumbing Issues Cause Upperman HS Students To Leave Campus

Students of Upperman High School have been moved to Upperman Middle School as plumbing issues have caused minor flooding. Director of Schools Corby King said maintenance personnel is currently working to clear the expected line blockage. “It kinda came up this afternoon a little after one, where we are not able to use the restrooms,” King said. “We are not ... Read More »