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CHATTANOOGA-HAMILTON COUNTY RPA SUGGESTS 30 DAY DEFERRAL; WWTA OFFERS AN ADDITIONAL 30 DAYS   TO PROVIDE FOR MORE COMMUNITY INPUT

Public Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 8th has been Cancelled.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (November 6, 2018)--- Regional Planning Agency (RPA) staff released their recommendations earlier today regarding the WWTA’s application for a special permit to allow them to move forward with a wastewater treatment plant at 7800 Mahan Gap Road.

RPA staff asked for a 30-day deferral on the project.  The agency noted that the WWTA has provided answers to all of their questions; however, the RPA wants to understand the unique proposal. The RPA provided additional follow-up questions.

The WWTA expressed appreciation for the thorough attention. The WWTA noted their willingness to provide an additional 30 days to the deferral period to allow even more time for consideration of the proposed project if desired by the RPA. During this time, the WWTA will meet with individual homeowners near the proposed site to answer their individual concerns and provide answers to their questions. 

Because of this, the public meeting scheduled for Thursday evening, November 8, 2018, has been cancelled.

The WWTA also intends to continue meeting with leaders from across Hamilton County to make them aware of their plans and address any concerns they may have.  Like so many other places across the country, Hamilton County and the towns that are now part of the WWTA have for many years addressed sewer problems with short term repairs only as they became critical.

This was done to keep rates low for customers and has not provided a strong foundation for the future of the sewer infrastructure, which has led to chronic problems, including equipment failure and overflows.  For the past several years, however, WWTA’s leadership has proactively and strategically made repairs and instituted a capacity assurance and maintenance program designed to address not only current issues but also enable affordable growth and economic development that will benefit future generations.

WWTA Executive Director Mark Harrison said, “We know the decisions being considered are difficult; however, we also know that we must make wise investments for our future.  We are going to take some additional time to make sure all of Hamilton County knows about our challenges and the work to be done as we prepare for the future. Economic development and the safety of our environment can go hand-in-hand.”

About Hamilton County Water & Wastewater Treatment Authority

The Hamilton County Water Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) is responsible for the public sewer system throughout the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County, Tennessee, and the surrounding municipalities of East Ridge, Lakesite, Lookout Mountain, Red Bank, Ridgeside, Signal Mountain, and Soddy Daisy. Our purpose is to protect the environment and public by regulating the quality of water discharged into the wastewater collection system and treatment works. The WWTA regulates the expansion of sewers and ensures compliance with the provisions of the Clean Water act as well as other federal, state, and local laws.

Created in 1993 by the Hamilton County Commission, the WWTA is comprised of over 500 miles of collection lines, 60 pump stations, 900 grinder pumps, two wastewater treatment facilities, and provides services for more than 30,000 customers.



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The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) will be conducting a PUBLIC MEETING on October 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM, local time, at the Lookout Mountain Town Hall Commission Room, 710 Scenic Hwy, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 to provide information about WWTA’s application for a Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan in the amount of $5,474,000.00 to perform sanitary sewer investigation, design and rehabilitation services for sanitary sewer basins located in the Town of Lookout Mountain.

There are two loans for this project, CW7 2019-424 for $3,000,000 which includes $300,000 principal forgiveness that will not have to be repaid and SRF 2019-425 for $2,474,000 with no principal forgiveness. The project is called the “Lookout Mountain Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project WWTA 17-316”. The rehabilitation work consists of performing trenchless rehabilitation of approximately 24,000 feet of sewers and rehabilitating 2,100 vertical feet of manholes located throughout portions of Lookout Mountain. 

The intent of this public meeting is to describe the investigation and rehabilitation work being performed and how the loan will impact monthly wastewater fees.

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