CROSSVILLE, Tenn, Aug 09, 2010 -- U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis and USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode announced American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for needed expansion of the Crossville Water System's the Catoosa Division serving northwest Cumberland County. The announcement took place Monday during Davis’ annual Small Business and Rural Infrastructure Seminar.
"Putting people to work and meeting key infrastructure needs for communities in Cumberland County are critically important," said Rep. Davis. "I am glad to see such badly needed investments coming to the rural Fourth Congressional District. "
According to Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham, III, a Recovery Act infrastructure loan of $1,700,000 and grant of $800,000 will be used to upgrade about 10.2 miles of smaller pipe to a 10-inch water transmission line to meet the volume and pressure needs in this rapidly growing part of the county."
The line will be laid along State Highway 70 North.
"Safe, reliable water is a basic necessity for families and is essential for economic development," said Goode. "Thanks to the support of Congressman Lincoln Davis, USDA has the financial resources to help the residents of Cumberland County meet this infrastructure need."
Others participating in the event included Area Director Jerry Jolley and RD staff member Jonathan Boyce.
The Recovery Act is designed to jumpstart the nation's economy, create or save millions of jobs and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.
More information about USDA’s Recovery Act efforts is available at www.usda.gov/recovery.
USDA Rural Development invests in jobs, businesses, community infrastructure, homeownership and affordable rental housing in rural communities. Last year Rural Development assisted more than 866,000 Tennessee families and businesses with more than $619 million in financial assistance through affordable loans, loan guarantees and grants.
For more information on Rural Development programs available in Cumberland County contact the Rural Development Area Office in Cookeville at 931-528-6539 ext. 2, toll free at 1-800-342-3149 extension 1493, or visit us online at www.rurdev.usda.gov/tn.
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