(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and State Representative John Mark Windle (D-Livingston) announced today that the City of Wartburg will receive a $45,000 Infrastructure Planning grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).  The grant is part of the Rural Economic Opportunity (REO) fund designed to better address unique water and sewer needs of rural Tennessee counties, particularly those with financially distressed water systems.

“This important grant is great news for Wartburg,” said Sen. Yager. “It will result in infrastructure improvement which means a more efficiently run system. I congratulate the work of Wartburg officials for recognizing the need and submitting a professional application.”

Grant funding will help utility districts better serve their customers, develop capital improvement plans and develop better applications for funding to assist with additional upgrades. Funds can be used for water loss studies and the investigation and/or system mapping for water or wastewater systems.

Rep. Windle added, “This grant is a testament to the hard work and collaboration of city leaders in Wartburg and state officials at TNECD.  This gives the city of Wartburg important funding that it needs to prepare for the future.”

For more information about these Infrastructure Planning Grants, please click here.