Tennessee American Water Awards Firefighting Support Grant to West Valley Volunteer Fire Departmentarrow

December 02, 2016

Dateline City: WHITWELL, Tenn. Tennessee American Water has awarded a $500 grant to the West Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Marion County. The grant is part of Tennessee American Water’s new Firefighting Support program to provide financial assistance to uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments. “This year’s wildfires are a reminder of the importance of our firefighters,” said Tennessee American Water’s Sequatchie Valley Supervisor Michael Griffith. “The grant program helps our first responders to have the tools and training they need to be ready to protect our communities.” West Valley Volunteer Fire Department will use the grant for an upgrade of their current training room. Eligible grants were...

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Tennessee American Water Asks Residents in Lookout Valley, St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain to Temporarily Limit Non-Essential Water Usearrow

November 18, 2016

Dateline City: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Precautionary Measure Due to Large Main Being Hit by Contractor This Afternoon Friday afternoon a contractor working for another utility bored through a 24 inch transmission which supplies much of the water for Lookout Valley, St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain. As a precautionary measure and only until the repair is complete, Tennessee American Water is asking residents in Lookout Valley, St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain to limit non-essential water use. “Working safely for the sake of our community, our employees and the contractors is our first and foremost priority,” said Director of Operations Kevin Kruchinski. “Limiting non-essential water use for this...

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Tennessee American Water, Bledsoe County and Cities of Dunlap and Dayton Partner to Provide Water for Bledsoe Communityarrow

November 11, 2016

Dateline City: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Luminary Community Residents’ Private Wells Have Gone Dry Tennessee American Water, Bledsoe County and the Cities of Dunlap and Dayton have partnered to provide water for the Luminary community where the private wells have gone dry due to the ongoing drought. Tennessee American Water was able to mobilize a water buffalo from their sister company Kentucky American Water. The water buffalo is a portable tank that can hold 1000 gallons. The City of Dunlap filled the initial tank of water which was then delivered to the residents. The City of Dayton will provide the subsequent water on an ongoing basis. “While most of us have been lucky to be minimally...

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Tennessee American Water Directs Sequatchie Valley Customers to Limit Non-essential Water Usagearrow

November 07, 2016

Dateline City: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Conservation Notice Issued at Request of TDEC for Several Southeast Counties Tennessee American Water is directing water customers in its Sequatchie Valley District to limit water usage for non-essential purposes until further notice from the company. This includes Tennessee American Water customers in Whitwell, Powell’s Crossroads and portions of Marion and Sequatchie counties. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) issued a notice on October 27 asking residents of 10 water utilities in Southeast Tennessee - including Tennessee American Water’s Sequatchie Valley District - to temporarily limit water usage for non-essent...

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Tennessee American Water Submits 2017 Infrastructure Projectsarrow

November 07, 2016

Dateline City: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Annual filing with Tennessee Regulatory Authority is Alternative Rate Mechanism for Water Infrastructure Improvements Tennessee American made its annual submission of capital infrastructure projects and the associated costs for 2017 to the TRA for approval of the proposed adjustment to the surcharges. Infrastructure capital projects planned for 2017 total almost $16 million. The largest capital infrastructure project will be a $2 million river crossing to reinforce Tennessee American Water’s service to the area north of the Tennessee River. The project also offsets the impact earlier in 2016 from the emergency repair on the existing river transmissio...

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Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Students to Tour Association of Visual Arts Watercolor Exhibitarrow

October 26, 2016

Dateline City: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Tour Part of Mentorship Program with Tennessee American Water As part of their year-long mentorship program with Tennessee American Water, 11 Chattanoooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) tenth-grade students will tour the Association of Visual Arts (AVA) current watercolor exhibit. Two local artists who have artwork on display - Sandy Boone and Jennie Kirkpatrick – will speak to the girls about their careers as professional artists. “I wanted the girls to experience some of the art that is made available to all of the community through AVA while showing them how water touches so many aspects of our lives – including art,” said Tennessee American Wate...

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Tennessee American Water Asks Suck Creek Customers to Voluntarily Conserve Non-essential Water Usagearrow

October 25, 2016

Dateline City: SUCK CREEK, Tenn. Tennessee American Water is asking water customers in its Suck Creek District to voluntarily conserve water usage for non-essential purposes until further notice from the company. Extreme drought has caused decrease in the well capacity at the Suck Creek water plant. The Suck Creek wells provide two-thirds of the water for the approximately 250 customers in Suck Creek in Marion County. The remaining one-third is provided through a connection with Walden’s Ridge Utility District, which purchases its water through Hixson Utility District. This voluntary measure to conserve non-essential water use will limit additional demand on Walden’s Ridge Utility District and Hixson Utility District’s...

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Tennessee American Water Encourages Residents to Participate in National Drug Take Back Dayarrow

October 14, 2016

Dateline City: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 22, 2016 The National Drug Take Back for the fall will be held on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time zone. The purpose of this event is to keep drugs out of the environment and off of our streets. Four of the locations will also include document shredders provided by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Consumer Affairs. The local Drug Take Back program offers citizens a chance to safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted, unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs (for both pets and people) and avoid misuse or uninte...

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Tennessee American Water to Conduct Annual Flushing Programarrow

October 06, 2016

Dateline City: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Routine Maintenance of Water Mains and Fire Hydrants Tennessee American Water will be flushing water mains and hydrants throughout its water system serving Chattanooga, East Ridge, Red Bank, Lookout Mountain, GA and TN, and Rossville, GA. Tennessee American Water conducts an annual flushing program of its water distribution system to help ensure continued high-quality water service. Flushing the water system entails sending a rapid flow of water through the water mains. As part of the flushing program, fire hydrants are checked and operated to help ensure fire protection in the community. Flushing will begin October 10 and continue through October ...

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Students from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy to Visit Tennessee American Water Plant for National Imagine a Day without Waterarrow

September 13, 2016

Dateline City: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Campaign to Raise Awareness about Importance of Drinking Water Infrastructure Tennessee American Water will host students from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) on Imagine a Day Without Water, an effort to educate the public about the water infrastructure crisis currently facing the United States. Organized by the Value of Water Coalition, hundreds of organizations across the country will partake in events on September 15 to raise awareness about the crucial need for investment to ensure that no community in America is left without water and the infrastructure that brings it to and from homes and businesses. “Tennessee American Water...

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