City of Pikeville
Funding for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant will cost between $7 and $8 million to complete. The City of Pikeville has recently received $3,375,399 in grant funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
According to Mayor Cagle, “The grant sealed the deal for us. We will still have to put some funds with the project, but not as much as we had originally thought.”
The new sludge treatment plant facility is needed in order to meet the increased sludge flow in the area. The City of Pikeville purchased property up stream from the current Wastewater Treatment Plant on the Sequatchie River, which helped save the City a great deal of money.
The City will solicit bids for the the Wastewater Treatment Plant in late summer, and break ground for the facility in late summer or early fall. From that point, the project should take approximately 18 months to complete.
As of January 1, 2023, the ground has been cleared.
Ground-breaking is scheduled in 2023 with a completion date of 2025.