|Published: 8:50 AM, 11/07/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
TELLICO PLAINS-The town of Tellico
Plains has been awarded a $500,000 grant to continue to address water
Brooxie Carlton, director of the
Tennessee Office of Federal Programs, notified Mayor Patrick Hawkins
on Monday that Gov. Bill Haslam had approved the town's 2012
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application. The town
applied for the grant in February.
"We're very excited to have received
the grant," said Hawkins. "This is a project that will really,
really help us control our water loss."
With funds from the grant, the town
will replace the current water meters and install automatic read
"We have some meters that are 30
years old and this is something that needed to be done," said
Hawkins. "It's a huge project for us that there is no way we could
fund on our own without the help of this grant."
Evan Sanders of Community Development
Partners will serve as the administrator for this project and Bruce
Spaulding of Joel B. Spaulding & Company will provide engineering
services for the project.
According to raw numbers pulled through
City Hall, there was a 50 percent loss of water between July 2010 and
June 2011. Replacing the water meters in the city would decrease that
amount, Sanders told the Tellico Plains city board at their November
See full story in the Wednesday, Nov. 7, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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