Community Drug Take Back Being Offered Saturday for Proper Disposal of Old Medications arrow

October 22, 2018

  Community Drug Take Back Being Offered Saturday for Proper Disposal of Old Medications 15 Area Sites Makes It Convenient to Drop Off Medications; Document Shredders Available at Two Sites   Chattanooga, Tenn. (October 22, 2018) – Tennessee American Water is partnering with law enforcement agencies, community organizations and other government agencies to promote a community Drug Take Back on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of this event is to keep drugs out of the environment and off of our streets. Two of the locations will also include document shredders provided by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Consumer Affairs. Local residents are encouraged to simply drive up and drop off their old medications – prescriptions or over-the-counter -- for proper disposal at one of the 15 area locations in ...

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Tennessee American Water to Conduct Annual Flushing Programarrow

October 04, 2018

  Tennessee American Water to Conduct Annual Flushing Program Routine Maintenance of Water Mains and Fire Hydrants   Chattanooga, Tenn. October 5, 2018 – 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 Monday, October 8th and continue for approximately three weeks.  Flushing will take place during the weekday, from 8 a.m. to...

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Tennessee American Water Holds Tour of River Pipe arrow

September 21, 2018

  Tennessee American Water Holds Tour of River Pipe Elected Officials Learn About Unique Project   Chattanooga, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2018) – Tennessee American Water held a tour for local, state and federal officials of the pip installation in the Tennessee River.  Visitors viewed the temporary dam (known as a cofferdam) adjacent to the bank of the river.  The cofferdam creates a temporary dry area in the river so that workers can safely install a 48-inch tunnel that goes from the plant, under the Riverwalk, to the bank of the river.  Other activity observed during the tour included an excavator, which is staged on a barge and is moving rock that was broken up by blasting earlier this summer.  This work is creating a trench where the new pipe will be laid in the river. When the pipe installation begins, divers will be on site to assure the...

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Tennessee American Water to Switch on New Pipe along Hixson Pike Tomorrowarrow

September 10, 2018

  Tennessee American Water to Switch on New Pipe along Hixson Pike Tomorrow Customers in Area May Experience No Water During Process Chattanooga, Tenn. (August 10, 2018) – Tennessee American Water will switch water flow from the old pipe to the new pipe it installed earlier this week along Hixson Pike at Lupton drive on Saturday, August 11, from approximately 9 am to 1 pm. While this process is being completed, customers from in the area will experience low water pressure or no water (see attached map for details of impacted streets). Tennessee American Water completed installing 600 feet of new pipe on Hixson Pike at the intersection of Lupton Drive, to replace the 1950’s era pipe which had experienced its most recent break on July 25.    “We apologize for the disruption in service,” said Tennessee American Water engineering manager ...

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Environmental Grants Awarded to Local Organizations by Tennessee American Waterarrow

September 10, 2018

Environmental Grants Awarded to Local Organizations by Tennessee American Water Projects focused on watershed protection, improvement, and education efforts   Chattanooga, Tenn. (September 10, 2018) – Supporting local organizations who address a watershed or source water protection need, Tennessee American Water has awarded a total of $10,000 through its environmental grant program.  The Tennessee American Water Environmental Grant Program supports local organizations with environmental initiatives focused on innovative, community-based and sustainable projects.   "One of our key values is environmental leadership, which extends beyond the quality of our water,” said Tennessee American Water senior supervisor for water quality and environmental compliance Kitty Vaughn.  “Our environmental focus also includes assisting residents an...

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Tennessee American Water Provides Update on Hixson Pike Main Replacementarrow

September 07, 2018

  Tennessee American Water Provides Update on Hixson Pike Main Replacement   Chattanooga, Tenn. (August 7, 2018) – Tennessee American Water has completed installing 600 feet of new pipe on Hixson Pike at the intersection of Lupton Drive, to replace the 1950’s era pipe which had experienced its most recent break on July 25.    This week, the pipes are being flushed and the water is being tested to assure it meets drinking water standards as well as needed pressure for fire protection.  The flushing and testing are multi-day processes and involve taking samples and testing at various fire hydrants on surrounding streets.  Tennessee American Water is also rebuilding the road in areas where it can at this point in time, with the bulk of the restoration taking place the following two weeks, starting the week of August 13.   A...

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Tennessee American Water Accepting Applications for Its Firefighting Support Grant Programarrow

August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018 Kimberly Moore, Community Public Relations Specialist Kimberly.moore@amwater.com o:423.771.4770 c:423.619.3584   Tennessee American Water Accepting Applications for Its Firefighting Support Grant Program Grants to Assist Uniformed, Professional and Volunteer Fire Departments   Chattanooga, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2018) – Tennessee American Water announces its third year of Firefighting Support Grants to provide financial assistance to uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to cover costs for equipment or training.   “Having served as a firefighter with the United States Air Force”, I know firsthand how important it is for first responders to have resources available on each call,” said Manager of Operations Casey Allen. “In most cases, there are only seconds ...

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Tennessee American Water to Replace Pipe on Hixson Pikearrow

July 26, 2018

  Tennessee American Water to Replace Pipe on Hixson Pike Age of Pipe and Break Earlier in Year Part of Decision   Chattanooga, Tenn. (July 26, 2018) – Today Tennessee American Water investigated the extent of the damage under the asphalt due to the water from the main break on Hixson Pike at the intersection of Lupton Drive which occurred on Wednesday, July 25.    After reviewing the age of the pipe, the location of the pipe and a main break on this pipe earlier this year, Tennessee American Water’s engineering team will replace the pipe before the road is restored to help avoid future breaks and disruptions to water service and traffic.  The new pipe will be 12 inches in diameter, replacing the 1954 era 8-inch pipe.  Approximately 600 feet of new main will be going in.   “Every day across the U.S., water utili...

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Tennessee American Water Begins Second Major Phase of New River Pipearrow

July 24, 2018

  Tennessee American Water Begins Second Major Phase of New River Pipe Company Begins Excavation of the Tunnel to Go Under Riverpark   Chattanooga, Tenn. (July 24, 2018) – Tennessee American Water has begun the next major phase of the installation of the new additional pipe in the Tennessee River.  The company has begun excavating to make ready for a 60-inch tunnel.  The tunnel will go under the Tennessee Riverpark sidewalk in order for Tennessee American Water to connect the pipe from river to the water plant and without disruption for park users.   Tennessee American Water began the $3.2 million project to install a 30-inch pipe in the Tennessee River in May. This new pipe will be one of three - and the largest - that delivers water to the 20,000 customers on the north side of Chattanooga, Red Bank and Signal Mountain. The pipe adds redu...

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Tennessee American Water Plant in Whitwell Earns Award of Excellence for Water Treatment Plant Operationarrow

July 11, 2018

  Tennessee American Water Plant in Whitwell Earns Award of Excellence for Water Treatment Plant Operation Annual Award from American Water Works Association Recognizes Plant Improvements   Chattanooga, Tenn. (July 11, 2018) – Tennessee American Water’s Whitwell plant has earned the Award of Excellence for Water Treatment Operation (Small Plant Category) from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The plant received the award from the KY/TN AWWA after a review process, which included onsite interviews and sharing operating data.   “The Tennessee American Water plant in Whitwell ‘commitment to excellence’ starts with the staff,” said Sequatchie Valley Superintendent of Operations Michael Griffith. “We have a great staff who works diligently to produce high quality clean water that exceeds minimum standards.&r...

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