The Town of Nashville will conduct a public hearing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 about applying for a grant for work on its water system.

The town is asking for up to $600,000 from the Community Development Block Grant program through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

It also plans to “expend an estimated $1,220,000 in non-CDBG funds” on the project from USDA Rural Development, according to a legal notice.

The work list includes extending the water main on Freeman Ridge to provide another source of water for town customers; replacing about one-third of the meters throughout the Nashville Utilities system to improve billing accuracy and reduce labor costs; demolishing the unneeded water tank and booster station on the hill at Kirts’ Garage; and replacing the booster station in Schooner Valley to distribute water from East Monroe Water Company when needed.

An engineering report completed in December estimated all those projects to cost approximately $1.8 million.

The hearing will take place at Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.

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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.