Alexander, Corker, Gordon Announce $2.5 Million for New Water Treatment Plant

Posted on September 3, 2009

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and U.S. Representative Bart Gordon (R-Tenn. 6) today announced a total of $2.5 million in water infrastructure funding for Trousdale County from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). These funds will be used for the construction of a new water treatment plant in Trousdale County to address the inadequate water supply that has limited economic growth in the area. “Bringing clean water to rural communities like Hartsville helps attract new businesses and improves the quality of life for residents,” Alexander said. “This new water treatment plant will be a great benefit to Trousdale County as it continues to look for ways to expand its economy.” “Construction of a new water treatment facility in Trousdale County will make essential water services available to more residents and businesses, and is also the type of infrastructure investment that can lead to job creation and economic growth,” Corker said. "Having just recently visited Trousdale County for a town hall meeting, I'm hopeful this project will benefit the community and be part of an economic recovery for the region." “The February 2008 tornados that swept through Middle Tennessee damaged Trousdale County’s water supply,” Gordon said. “This grant will enable Trousdale to build a new water treatment plant and ensure adequate public water services are available to county residents and businesses. I remain committed to helping Trousdale, as well as other Middle Tennessee cities and counties, obtain funds needed to provide public water services for all.”