Alexander, Frist Praise Funding For New Water Treatment Plant in Hawkins County

Posted on August 23, 2006

U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce that the First Utility District of Hawkins County will receive a $1 million Economic Development Administration grant to construct a new water treatment plant on the Holston River. The plant is expected to create 210 jobs and generate over $13.2 million in private investment. “This significant investment in Hawkins County’s water infrastructure will stimulate the local economy while ensuring safe drinking water for Church Hill residents,” Frist said. “I join Senator Alexander in thanking the Commerce Department for approving this critical funding.” “A new water treatment plant on the Holston River is an all-around win for Hawkins County,” Alexander said. “First, it means a steady supply of good, clean water that meets environmental requirements and serves a greater number of people in the region. Second, it means jobs – 210 to start, and over $13 million in economic investment. Senator Frist and I appreciate the Commerce Department’s investment in Hawkins County.”