Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 9

190 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9 need more housing, and it’s being built. For the next five to ten years, we see more development occurring in the town.” Of course, infrastructure upgrades are a necessary investment in any growth plan. With $6.4 million in funding from the America Rescue Plan Act, Smyrna is focusing on upgrading water, sewer, and stormwater facilities. They are investing over $4.5 million in clean water and sewer infrastructure – looking at building a second water treatment plant, and designing another large water tower for storage. Haines explains, “We want to use not only the ARPA funds, but also the plans we had in advance to continue to make sure sustainable clean water is available. You don’t ever want to be in the headlines like Flint, Michigan. It is so important and, because of growth, we are making sure we’re planning in advance so that we can sustain the quality, the quantity, and that pressure that everybody likes when they turn on the faucet.”