The town of Signal Mountain has a rich history beginning with Native Americans who used Brady Point to send smoke signals and later by Civil War soldiers who also used the area to send strategic messages. In 1873, Signal Mountain became a place where many of the area’s wealthy fled to get away from cholera. They found healing in the cool air and pure water.
The Tennessee legislature chartered the town in 1919 and over the years has seen the population continue to grow to over 4,700 as of the 2000 Census. Signal Mountain residents enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities as well as cultural and civic opportunities for one of Tennessee’s best small towns. Get more information about Signal Mountain.
The Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES) investigation is anticipated to be complete on Signal Mountain by November, 2015. 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).