EAGLEVILLE, Tenn., Apr 10, 2014 -- USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode today joined Eagleville Mayor Sam Tune and a large crowd of other local leaders to break ground on a wastewater treatment facility for the town of Eagleville in southwest Rutherford County. The event was held at the work site, 322 Allisona Road near City Hall.
“As a community grows so does the need for key infrastructure like wastewater treatment,” said Goode. “Community utilities like this help meet the needs of growing families when nature no longer can. It also lays the groundwork for business and keeps the local environment in the condition that made people want to live here in the first place.”
USDA financing includes a loan of $1,644,000 and a grant of $1,005,900 to help keep the cost of service to customers in line with state averages. The system includes a sanitary sewer collection system, septic tank effluent pumps, re-circulating sand filter wastewater treatment and land drip dispersal.
The system is designed to initially serve about 150 homes and Eagleville High School, which serves southwest Rutherford County. The project will alleviate wastewater related health and sanitary hazards created by the increasing number of people relying on individual septic systems so close together. The new system will also help decrease the environmental impact of local waste treatment on the headwaters of the Harpeth River.
Officials expect the high school to move to the new system early next year. Service to homes is expected to follow next spring.
Others participating in the event included Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess, La Vergne Mayor Senna Mosley, Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg, Smyrna Mayor Mary Reed, Rutherford County Chamber president Paul Latture and RD Area Director Chris Westbrook.
USDA Rural Development invests in jobs, infrastructure, community development, health, education, homeownership and affordable rental housing to improve the lives of people in rural areas and the economic health of rural communities. During the last four years the agency has assisted more than 1.5 million Tennessee families and businesses in 158 communities, investing more than $3.7 Billion into local economies through affordable loans, loan guarantees and grants.
For more information on the meeting or USDA Rural Development programs available in Middle Tennessee contact the Nashville Area Office at 615-783-1359, or 800-342-3149 x1359. Visit us online at www.rurdev.usda.gov/TN.
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