Benton to receive $100,000 grant
Aug 01, 2010 | 1266 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NASHVILLE — The city of Benton will receive a $100,000 grant, funded from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to state Rep. Eric Watson.

The Tennessee EECBG program has now awarded $13.4 million in grants to 146 communities throughout the state to implement energy efficient projects.

The EECBG program is projected to produce more than 92 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy savings annually, resulting in an estimated cost-savings of $8 million per year for Tennessee communities. In addition, approximately 149 jobs will be created by the 146 grants awarded.

A brief description of the four additional communities’ projects is attached. For more information on the EECBG program in Tennessee, visit

The $100,000 grant will be used to replace pumps and addition of variable frequency drives at the Benton’s Water Treatment Plant.