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Webb Creek Utility District Wins Second Consecutive Regional Competition for Best Discharge Water

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Pictured left to right are: Janice Carver, WCUD (front); Greg Mize, TDEC; Scott Holder, Tennessee 811; Mitch Loomis, Regional Tennessee Development District; Dorothy Rader, City of Alcoa; Mary Short, Rural Development Agency.

ALCOA -– The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) recently announced that Webb Creek Utility District has been awarded first place in the Best Testing Discharge Water competition for wastewater treatment plants in Region Two for the second consecutive year.

Region Two consists of Blount, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties. The discharge water samples were judged on their clarity, bouquet (scent/odor), turbidity and pH levels.

The competition, held at the Alcoa Service Center on Wednesday, March 2, was judged by Mitch Loomis of the Regional Tennessee Development District, Mary Short with Rural Development Agency, Scott Holder of Tennessee 811, Greg Mize of Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Dorothy Rader with the City of Alcoa.

In addition to the Webb Creek Utility District, three other utilities that submitted samples of its discharge water from Region Two were: the City of Alcoa/Maryville Wastewater Treatment Plant, Hallsdale Powell Utility District and West Knox Utility District.

"Vickie James, Webb Creek's wastewater operator, is a loyal member of the District staff and makes sure that wastewater discharges meet the State of Tennessee requirements to protect the pristine condition of the waters of Webb Creek," said Webb Creek Commissioner Robert Vick.

Webb creek has been a member of TAUD since 1984.

The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts is the oldest rural water association in the nation and serves as the Tennessee chapter of the National Rural Water Association. TAUD serves as a source of training, technical assistance and advocacy to more than 400 water, wastewater and natural gas utility members within the state.

Published March 10, 2011

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