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Nashville Water Project Awarded Nearly $600K Grant

Last updated on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

(NASHVILLE) - The Town of Nashville has received all the funding it asked for to carry out four water infrastructure improvement projects.

On December 1, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded Nashville a $592,000 Community Development Block Grant. Coupled with a $1.2 million low-interest loan the town secured earlier this year from USDA Rural Development, the town has enough money to cover the estimated $1.8 million cost of four projects.

The list includes extending a water main on Freeman Ridge to provide another source of water for town customers; replacing about one-third of the meters throughout the Nashville Utilities system to improve billing accuracy and reduce labor costs; demolishing the unneeded water tank and booster station on the hill at Kirts' Garage; and replacing the booster station in Schooner Valley to distribute water to town from East Monroe Water Company when needed.

After the grant letter is signed, the town has 18 months to complete the projects.

One other priority project that is not funded yet is installing pressure-reducing valves at key points in the Nashville Utilities water system. The valves adjust the pressure of water at different elevations and can help prevent line breaks

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