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June 18, 2020

Tennessee American Water’s Annual Water Quality Report Available Online Water Utility Earns 20-Year Directors Award through the Partnership for Safe Water Chattanooga, Tenn. (June 18, 2020) – Tennessee American Water announces that the company’s 2019 Water Quality Reports are available to customers on the company’s website.  The reports, also referred to as Consumer Confidence Reports, describe the local drinking water sources, and summarize the laboratory testing conducted on the water, including listing the levels of any substances contained in the water.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) set standards for water quality, and monitor test results to ensure utilities are meeting those standards.   Tennessee American Water continues to meet or surpass...

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Tennessee American Water Recommends Large Building Operators and Schools to Flush Pipes to Maintain Water Qualityarrow

May 01, 2020

Company Remains Committed to Delivering Clean, Safe, Reliable Water Services Chattanooga, TN, Apr. 30, 2020 – Tennessee American Water remains committed to keeping our customers informed as we continue to deliver, clean, safe and reliable water services to you during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Extended periods of inactivity can cause lead leaching or legionella growth and that taking proper steps can help minimize potential exposure to both these contaminants. As buildings reopen, businesses, school districts and property management teams will begin the process of restarting building systems that have been dormant for a significant amount of time. These reopening procedures will help in making sure water systems and equipment are in working order. Tennessee American Water encourages large building owners and operators to adopt a proactive approach that includes ...

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Tennessee American Water Shares Time-lapse Video of Replacement of 19th Century Basinarrow

April 29, 2020

Construction Project One of $29 Million Capital in 2020 Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 28, 2020) – Tennessee American Water is sharing a time-lapse video of a sediment basin construction project. The new basin will replace a century-old one and will allow Tennessee American Water to clean water more quickly and efficiently. The video may be viewed here and captures demolition of the old basin and first stages of the new one from January 8 to April 16. “We know that at the end of every tap is a family counting on us to provide safe, clean water, especially now as we are dealing with a public health emergency,” said Tennessee American Water President Darlene Williams. “That is why it is imperative that we continue to repair and renew aging infrastructure like this basin as well as pipes in the ground, pumps, fire hydrants, valves, and other equipment to keep our sy...

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Tennessee American Water to Perform Annual Flushing Water System Flushing to Begin Week of April 27arrow

April 27, 2020

Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 26, 2020) – Tennessee American Water will begin its annual water system flushing program the week of April 27th. Flushing projects will continue through May. Tennessee American Water crews will open selected fire hydrants throughout the water distribution system and flush them each for several minutes. Periodic flushing is essential to providing excellent water quality to customers because it removes natural sediment that builds up in water pipes over time. “We are proud of the excellent quality water we deliver around the clock to our customers,” said Tony D’Aguillo, vice president of operations. “In addition to conducting proper infrastructure renewal, essential maintenance activities such as our hydrant flushing program are key to providing our customers with high-quality drinking water.” As employees perform this ...

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Tennessee American Water, Hamilton County Coalition & Others Offer Tips to Safely Store and Dispose of Medicationsarrow

April 21, 2020

Even Though National Drug Take Back Event is Cancelled, Proper Disposal Still Important Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 20, 2020) – While the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take Back event has been cancelled due to current public health guidelines, Tennessee American Water, Hamilton County Coalition and local law enforcement remind residents that proper storage and/or disposal of medications is still important to protect the environment and prevent misuse or accidental overdoses. Alternative steps that can be taken during the health emergency are to keep medications locked in a medication lock box or to use Deterra® drug deactivation system pouches to deactivate medication in an environmentally acceptable way. Information about how to obtain either a lock box or pouch can be found at the Hamilton County Coalition’s website https://www.hcc...

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Tennessee American Water Encourages Customers to Refrain from Flushing Disinfection Wipes and Pouring Grease Down the Drainarrow

April 01, 2020

Chattanooga, Tenn. – March 25, 2020 – With a shortage of toilet paper, many households are increasing their use of “flushable” wipes, but Tennessee American Water warns against flushing these items down the toilet. According to the Company, flushing baby wipes - even those that are labeled flushable or biodegradable – and paper towels down the toilet can lead to sewer backups and in-home plumbing issues. Vice President of Operations Grady Stout said, “Many sewer blockages occur between the house or business and the utility’s sewer main, where the property owner is responsible for correcting the problem. We want to help our customers avoid blockages and a plumbing emergency. This can also be a problem for homeowners who are on a home septic system.” “According to the Centers for Disease and Control, handwashing is one of the best...

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David Braam joins Tennessee American Water as senior manager of Government Affairs and Economic Developmentarrow

March 25, 2020

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 24, 2020) – Tennessee American Water has named David Braam senior manager of Government Affairs and Economic Development for Tennessee. As lead for the Company’s legislative and business development efforts, Braam is responsible for economic development, legislative and regulatory strategy. Braam reports to Tennessee American Water President, Darlene Williams. Braam has over 25 years of experience in advocacy, government relations and legal roles within the state of Tennessee. He is a licensed attorney and has previously served as the Director of Legislation for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Legislative Liaison in the Office of Governor Phil Bredesen, and Deputy Legal Counsel for the Tennessee Bankers Association. “I am proud to welcome David to our team,” said Tennessee American Water President Darlene Will...

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About the Coronavirus and Your Drinking Waterarrow

March 13, 2020

Tennessee American Water places moratorium on shutoffs Chattanooga, Tenn. (March 13, 2020) – At Tennessee American Water, the health and safety of our customers, communities and employees are our top priority. We provide an essential service that is critically important and much like many other companies in the U.S. and across the globe, Tennessee American Water has established coronavirus preparedness plans. To minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have initiated our business continuity plans to help provide additional stability to our operations that include water services to your homes and businesses. Tennessee American Water continues to monitor situational updates provided by the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University as well as other state and federal organizations. We are continuously evaluating t...

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Tennessee American Water Accepting Applications for 2020 Environmental Grant Programarrow

January 23, 2020

Funds Support Collaborative Water Protection Projects in the Community Chattanooga, Tenn. January 17, 2020 –Applications are now being accepted for Tennessee American Water’s 2020 Environmental Grant Program. The program supports innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and water sources through partnerships. Diverse activities like watershed cleanups, water quality monitoring, biodiversity projects, surface or groundwater protection education, wellhead protection initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts are examples of projects supported through this grant program. The environmental grant program is competitive-based and last year Tennessee American Water awarded over $10,000 in total grant funding between five organizations. "At Tennessee American Water we are dedicated to ensuring we provide our custome...

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