Putnam County looking to expand water access

Residents without water service asked to complete survey to indicate their support 

COOKEVILLE – Water could soon be coming to those areas of Putnam County that have been requesting water for years. With funds secured from the American Rescue Plan Act, Putnam County is working with local utility districts and cities to consider making additions to existing water line infrastructure. 

“Some 730 residents out in the county that don’t have public water access were sent letters on Thursday, asking them to participate in a quick survey to gauge interest in receiving water services,” County Mayor Randy Porter said. 

The largest areas without water are in the northwestern part of the county in the Martin Creek area and eastern end on the Brotherton Mountain and Calfkiller areas. The survey can be completed at our website www.putnamcountytn.gov/water.  

Upon the return of the survey results, Putnam County will determine the areas with the most residents in support of this added infrastructure and will begin planning projects. 

“The County Commission has made it a top priority to try and get public water to these residents and have applied for several grants,” Porter said. “With the ARP funds, there is no grant process to go through, so we can move much faster on these water projects.” 

Please visit www.putnamcountytn.gov/water for more information and to see answers to frequently asked questions. You can also call the County Mayor’s office at 931-526-2161 to speak with someone about any questions you may have. 

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