Cleveland, Chattanooga to get state loans for water infrastructure projects

State officials have announced that five Tennessee communities, including Chattanooga & Cleveland, have been approved to get receive more than $60 million in loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. (Image: MGN)

State officials have announced that five Tennessee communities have been approved to get receive more than $60 million in loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

The low-interest loans are channeled through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program. Both programs combined award more than $90 million each year to local governments.

Wastewater loans were announced Friday for the cities of Chattanooga, Franklin and Greenbrier. Traditional drinking water loans are going to the cities of Cleveland and Fayetteville.

The Jackson Energy Authority also is receiving a wastewater loan.

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