Located high above the City of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain has deep historical roots to the Civil War. Among some of the significant activities that occurred on the mountain was the “Battle Above the Clouds” which broke the rebel siege in Chattanooga.
When rebuilding began after the war, economic development based on tourism began to draw more and more visitors to the area. Later, Adolph Ochs purchased land from some of the founding families and donated it to the federal government to add to the Chickamauga Military Park.
Today, Lookout Mountain utilizes the lessons learned from the past as it looks forward to the future, welcoming thousands of visitors each year to her many attractions. According to the 2000 census, the 1.3 mile city is home to 2000 residents. Learn more about Lookout Mountain.
Year 2 Service Lateral Program (SLP) work will begin soon on Lookout Mountain.
The Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES) investigation has been completed on Lookout Mountain. The purpose of the SSES is to perform an Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) study to locate and reduce storm water entering the sanitary sewer system and perform capacity management for expansion. After extensive review of the sewer system, a rehabilitation plan will be developed, identifying necessary sewer repairs and replacements.
Under the SESS program, various techniques will be performed to detect defects, blockages and capacity problems. These techniques include, smoke testing, Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) evaluations, line cleaning, dye testing, manhole evaluations, and flow monitoring. The SESS program will help the WWTA maintain compliancy with regulations ordinances, consent decrees and/or mandates established by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).