Keeping the Water Flowing Today — and Looking Ahead to Make Sure It Continues to Flow
First Utility District’s Engineering Department is responsible for managing the current water system, and planning for the future. In a high-growth area like West Knoxville, this requires careful attention to detail and creative vision.
The Engineering Department works with developers to ensure that there’s enough capacity in the system to supply new growth. Sewer Capacity Reservation fees will go into effect for all basins July 1, 2021. The Sewer Capacity Reservation Fee will ensure adequate capacity for most residential and commercial developments. You can find more information here. We have packaged information available that guide developers through the entire process so that water and sewer connections are handled efficiently and that there are no unnecessary delays.
Our Engineering Department also has responsibility for working with commercial establishments in managing grease in the wastewater system through Grease Trap Inspections. Grease clogs pipes and can damage system components.
We also strongly recommend that residential customers take care with grease disposal, especially in colder months. Grease will clog the homeowner’s plumbing system, which can result in significant expense. Residential grease can have a significant impact on the wastewater collection system.
New Development and Construction Services
Edwin Deyton 865-218-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sewer Service Line Inspection, Codes Enforcement
Doyle Noe 865-777-2531 (email@example.com)
Sewer Collection System: Grease Control Program
GIS and Mapping
April Cansler (865) 777-2509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Jackson (865) 777-2515 or email@example.com
Capital Infrastructure and System Improvements
Mark McKinney (865) 777-1070 or firstname.lastname@example.org