Water Commission is working to rehabilitate the entire sewer network | Viewpoints

ByShannon J. Cortes

Mar 26, 2022

It was a busy time for the Greeneville Water Commission.

If it seems like you see one of our trucks on every street, you’d be pretty right!

We are working hard to improve our aging infrastructure downtown and throughout our network.

The Greeneville Water Commission was chartered in 1911 to provide water and sewer services to the city of Greeneville.

The oldest sections of our distribution network are located downtown. The Downtown Restoration Project has updated all utilities so that our customers can receive more efficient service that will meet our needs for many years to come.

We are also working hard to rehabilitate our entire sewer system.

It is a time and money intensive effort. As pipes age, cracks can allow water to seep in and cause damage and increased flow to our system.

Ongoing repairs will allow us to reduce treatment costs and provide a more efficient means of delivering wastewater to our treatment facility.

Our people source new technologies from our plants that will allow for better handling of solids.

We will be able to supply Class A biosolids that can be used to fertilize fields and crops without any environmental or health effects.

We work hard for our community. We realize the downsides are frustrating, but with progress, there must be downsides.

Good things are coming to Greeneville! Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing what awaits us in the near future.

Laura White is the superintendent of the Greeneville Water Commission.