Millions in funding approved to pay for Elkmont Waste Water System upgrades in Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will receive $2,594,000 in federal funding to pay for rehabilitation and upgrade work to the Elkmont Waste Water System. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the Trump Administration had approved $256 million in construction and upgrade projects for national parks. As the most-visited park in the NPS, the Smokies were specifically mentioned in the news release for needing dire maintenance it had proposed for the aging Elkmont Waste Water System and Treatment Plant.



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