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Mount Pleasant Seeks Federal Money For Sewer and Water Projects

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by Jason Lamb

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. – The City of Mount Pleasant is looking to get federal money to help pay for big sewer and water projects in town.

Before the city can apply for the grant, it needs to hear from the people who live in Mount Pleasant.

One of the projects the money could go toward is replacing the city's decades-old water treatment plant. Earlier this year, the plant's failure prompted a boil order in the city.

Mount Pleasant wants to apply for block grants totaling $1 million. In order to be eligible for the money, the city needs to hear back from at least 700 residents in a survey it has mailed out.

The money could also be used for other water and sewer projects in the city. Michelle Williams, the City Manager, said the grant could go a long way in helping pay for the new water treatment plant.

"What this grant would allow us to do is chip away at the $5 million price tag $500,000 at a time," said Williams.

The city has mailed out about 1,500 surveys to residents in Mount Pleasant, and there are plans to distribute more.

The 700 surveys need to be returned by January 10.

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