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Putnam To Begin Surveying Who Wants Public Water Access

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Putnam To Begin Surveying Who Wants Public Water Access

Putnam residents who do not have access to public water should expect a notification from the county in the coming days.

Mayor Randy Porter said under served areas will either receive a letter or phone call to gauge interest in getting water.

“Tennessee Tech is partnering with us on this also to have an intern to work and our goal is for that intern put together a list of all the homes that do not have access to water,” Porter said. “We will start contacting those folks to see do you want the water.”

Feedback will guide the county’s spending plan on some $11 million dollars of state funding coming down for water projects. Porter said the projects will be completed through a partnership with local utility districts. Porter said he began meetings with those districts this week.

“I thought the meeting went real well,” Porter said. “Mayor Martin, Mayor Reels and Mayor Fowler are all great to work with. We met for just over an hour and went over all the projects.”

Porter said the Martin Creek area towards Jackson County shows a high need. Porter said the project has potential to be a multi-county partnership.

“I’ve reached out to Mayor Heady in Jackson County and the Jackson County Utility District that boarders Martin Creek. We already met looking at it. They’re interested in expanding along the Putnam County line,” Porter said.


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