The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation has announced plans to employ $191.2M in state American Rescue Plan Act funding for the purposes of addressing regionalization, water reuse, and resource protection. Funding was apportioned through 49 grants to provide cooperative support across wastewater and drinking water systems, improve resiliency infrastructure, construct water reuse systems for the treatment of non-potable water, and restore natural landscapes. The grants are a significant step toward meeting the region’s growing water supply demand and protecting against drought deficits. See here for information on the grants awarded.
For more information on water system regionalization and consolidation, be sure to attend the March 25 ECOS Spring Meeting session on Regionalization & Consolidation toward an Affordable & Sustainable Water Supply.