Quality. Water. Life.
Chattanooga, once known as the most polluted city in America, is a celebrated renaissance community. The natural resources that frame the city – the Tennessee River, Lookout and Signal Mountains – combined with the Riverwalk and Greenways make Chattanooga a great place to live, work and play.
Chattanooga returned to its roots – the Tennessee River – and constructed the country’s only freshwater aquarium. This development sparked a continued commitment to use the natural resources of the community as the foundation for Chattanooga being recognized as a great mid-size city.
The Current Problem
Portions of our wastewater infrastructure system are reaching the end of their useful life. This contributes to failures in the wastewater system. These occurrences mostly happen during heavy rains when the high volume of stormwater and wastewater overwhelm the system. This can lead to sanitary sewer overflows (or SSOs). SSOs pose a potential threat to public health and impact our local environment.
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 Environmental Campus 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 2 includes the continued repair and replacement of wastewater pipelines throughout the system and the installation of the remaining planned equalization stations.
Moccasin Bend Environmental Campus
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.
Creates more inviting recreational activities.
Preserves and protects the most prized possession of our city – the natural environment.