Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, February 23, 2018

Tennessee American Water performs a little maintenance

As part of its maintenance program and capital projects, Tennessee American Water has rehabilitated and re-painted two of its water tanks in Hamilton County and installed a new one in Marion County.

In Chattanooga, the tank located on Missionary Ridge dates to 1924, while the “South End” tank was installed in 1962. (The South End tank is on a street off Central Avenue, near Alton Park and St. Elmo).

The tanks have traditionally been painted blue, but recent takeaways from other utilities show that white does not fade as quickly or as drastically. While the tanks were out of service, structural improvements were made and safety upgrades performed.

“Tanks are an important part of our distribution system,” says Director of Operations Kevin Kruchinski. “Regular upkeep and upgrades ensure reliability and quality.”

In Marion County, a new tank has been installed in the Red Hill area. The tank will serve customers in Sequatchie County and northern Marion County when it goes into service around the end of February. The new tank is made of industrial steel and glass and holds 120,000 gallons.

It replaces an aged tank and adds storage capability to the distribution system. A solar panel is being installed to run the remote monitoring software.

The three tanks are part of over 30 tanks in the Tennessee American Water system. The tanks store treated water for distribution to customers.

Source: Tennessee American Water