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Mayor Announces Relief Funding for Nashville, Emphasizes Water Conservation

PressConferenceMay52010.jpgNashville Mayor Karl Dean, along with U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, announced at a press conference this evening that Davidson County is one of four counties in Tennessee that will be receiving federal disaster relief funds to aid in rebuilding efforts from the area’s worst-ever flood.
The press conference, which was held in Belmont’s Beaman Student Life Center, also emphasized again the importance for water conservation as Middle Tennessee begins the recovery process.
Belmont is responding to the water conservation mandate by activating the following measures:
– Belmont’s cafeteria will be switching to paper products to avoid using dishwashers.
– All campus water features and irrigation have been turned off.
– Captured flood water is being recycled for use to cool Belmont’s air conditioning system.
– Residents are being encouraged to take shorter showers and to not use laundry facilities at this time.
– All students, faculty and staff are being asked to support Nashville’s water conservation efforts by making appropriate choices.
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