Quality. Water. Life.
Chattanooga in 50 years has gone from being the most polluted city in America to a celebrated renaissance community. The natural resources that frame the city – the Tennessee River, Lookout and Signal Mountains – combined with an 18-mile Riverwalk make Chattanooga a great place to live, work and play.
The revitalization of Chattanooga began with a focus on water through the construction of the country’s only freshwater aquarium. This development on the shores of the Tennessee River sparked a multi-year commitment to use the natural resources of the community as the foundations for revitalizing the downtown, restoring the relationship between natural resources and a great mid-size city.
Hear more about Clear Chattanooga’s purpose, projects and impact on you from our Director of Wastewater Systems Jeff Rose!
The Current Problem
Committed to Change
Clear Chattanooga includes major upgrades and revisions to portions of the wastewater system including pipe rehabilitation, pump station improvements, upgrades to the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant and comprehensive operational audits.
Clear Chattanooga’s Comprehensive 3R Approach:
optimal functionality and capacity to the wastewater system.
the system and prevent chronic overflows.
aging infrastructure that is beyond good use.
Clear Chattanooga’s 3R approach is being managed in two major phases.
Phase 1 involves the rehabilitation of high-priority wastewater pipelines, upgrades to pump stations, reliability and capacity improvements to the wastewater treatment plant and the installation of high-priority equalization stations in areas with recurring SSOs. These stations will temporarily store the excess wastewater and stormwater following heavy rain events until the system can handle it.
Phase 2 includes the continued repair and replacement of wastewater pipelines throughout the system and the installation of the remaining planned equalization stations.
Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Benefits of Clear Chattanooga
Clear Chattanooga will
Support the City’s commitment to protect our community’s water quality through the significant reduction of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs).
Help facilitate a healthy, thriving population free from water-related environmental threats.
Provide up-to-date information regarding ongoing infrastructure projects, along with opportunities to provide feedback.
Ultimately, Clear Chattanooga
Improves quality of life for all Chattanooga citizens.
Preserves the prized possession of our city: the natural environment.