Drinking Water Supply Is NOT Impacted by Diesel Spill


Tennessee American Water Statement on Diesel Spill

January 9, 2018


  • We responded immediately and feel confident that there is no threat to the drinking water supply.
  • We were informed by emergency management personnel on Monday evening of a diesel spill on Citico Creek which is adjacent to our property.  We are monitoring the situation and have been in contact with TDEC.
  • Emergency management personnel shared with us that an environmental cleanup company would be cleaning the spill.
  • Our monitoring and analysis of water samples yesterday did not indicate any changes related to the spill.  We are also performing additional sampling while the cleanup continues.
  • We have a plant operator on site 24/7 that monitors and samples at the plant at all times.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, we are utilizing powdered activated carbon since yesterday evening.  The carbon is a protocol recommended by TDEC for emergency readiness. The carbon helps to eliminate any probable contaminants when the water is initially drawn into the plant from the river.









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Tennessee American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 390,000 people in Tennessee and northern Georgia. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.tennesseeamwater.com.


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Location: Chattanooga
Issued: 01/09/2018
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 12:00
Expires: 01/18/2018
Contact Name: Customer Service
Contact Phone: 1-866-736-6420
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