UPDATED: Senators Reeves and White announces $14.2 million in water infrastructure grants for Rutherford County

May 02, 2023 at 11:06 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) today announced three cities in Rutherford County will receive grants totaling $14.2 million for water infrastructure projects. The grants are being awarded to the cities of Murfreesboro, La Vergne and Eagleville.

“I am pleased to announce Murfreesboro, La Vergne and Eagleville are receiving grants for critical water infrastructure projects,” said Reeves. “These projects will bring upgrades to wastewater systems as well as drinking water infrastructure, supporting residences and businesses alike. I am very appreciative of TDEC as well as our local officials for securing the funding for these much-needed projects.”

The grants are among 102 grants totaling $232,709,981 awarded by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to improve water infrastructure. Since August, TDEC has awarded and announced $634,404,544 in grant funds through American Rescue Plan (ARP) programming.

“These grants will ensure our citizens have access to dependable, safe drinking water and reliable sewer systems, which are vitally important to any community,” said White. “I appreciate our state and local leaders for their work on these projects and for investing in the future of Murfreesboro, La Vergne and Eagleville.” 

The grants are as follows: 

City of Murfreesboro – $10,115,421 - The City of Murfreesboro will use ARP funds to address the critical need of WWTP capacity and make improvements to the wastewater system. Murfreesboro will complete four projects for its wastewater system, which will correct defects in its large diameter mainlines, address issues with their small diameter mainlines and associated manholes, and address the upsizing in lines resulting in restrictions in a portion of the system.

City of La Vergne – $3,494,124 - The City of La Vergne will use ARP funds to make improvements to its drinking water system. Projects include modernizing SCADA hardware and software, replacing the Water Treatment Plan clarifiers' tube settlers, and upgrading an aging water line.

City of Eagleville – $601,250 - The City of Eagleville will use ARP funds to address critical needs in their wastewater system and develop an Asset Management Plan. Projects include the modernization of its Wastewater Treatment Plant by identifying lands for drip irrigation disposal and planning and designing a physical pipe connection between two decentralized treatment plants.

See previous news article HERE.

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