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Customers of the Mowbray Mountain Utility District will have another waterline after the district uses more than $800,000 in grant and loan money to build it.

At its regular meeting today, the Hamilton County Commission will consider allowing County Mayor Claude Ramsey to enter into a contract for a $500,000 community development block grant to pay for most of the project.

According to Carlin Carpenter, utility board chairman, the money will be combined with a loan and a grant worth more than $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The line will extend from the Soddy-Daisy Utility District to a tank on Montlake Road and will run parallel to an existing line, which is "showing signs of wear," he said.

"It is a replacement and it's going to be larger and so it's going to accommodate more water," Mr. Carpenter said.

That would benefit the utility district's 1,600 customers, he said, including some in neighboring Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties.

Art Parry, the engineer designing the waterline, said construction could begin in late summer or fall.

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