The Simpson County Water District received $180,174 from the American Recovery Plan Act also known as the Clean Water Program through the state legislature. Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman joined local officials in Simpson County last week to distribute funds to the City of Franklin and Simpson Water.
The funds awarded to Simpson Water will be utilized to support the replacement of over 5,000 feet of aging water lines with frequent leaks. “Thanks to the support and leadership from our state and local elected officials, the importance of water infrastructure remains a priority,” said SCWD General Manager John Dix. “It is critical for our community to have safe, reliable water 24/7. We are thankful to have the additional funding to support much needed repairs.”
The project will eliminate several miles of failing lines and improve service to more than 100 customers. The improvements will impact areas across Simpson County as Simpson Water continuously works to improve infrastructure and reduce water loss.
About Simpson County Water District
Simpson Water is a public water utility serving more than 3,500 customers and transporting over 1.0 million gallons a day throughout Simpson County. The system includes over 370 miles of pipeline in the Simpson Water service area, which spans 260 square miles. For more information visit www.simpsonwater.com.