Current Projects

The Harriman Utility Board is constantly seeking to improve the reliability, safety, and affordability of services through a variety of ongoing projects. Current efforts include:
News 1

2017 CDBG Water Systems Improvements

In 2017, the City of Harriman applied for and received, on behalf of HUB, a $525,000 Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) for Water System improvements. Due to lower than expected bid prices, we were able to complete two phases of work. Phase I included 3,750 linear feet of 2” and 6” water main and 2,700 linear feet of service line around Spencer and Perry Drives, as well as Birch and Oak Streets. Phase II included 3,550 linear feet of 2” and 6” water main and 1,940 linear feet of ¾” service line at Howard Avenue and Tarpley Lane, as well as work along Roane Street near Duncan Family Chevrolet.

Application for the grant was administered by Community Development LLC of Nashville, TN, and engineering services were provided under contract by CTI Engineering Inc of Knoxville TN. Physical construction for Phase I was awarded to G. Meeks Construction, LLC, and Phase II was awarded to Danson Construction Inc. Both companies were from Sparta, TN.

News 2

High Service Pump Replacement at Water Plant

In July of 2018, TVA presented an energy incentive grant to HUB for $34,795! These funds were used toward upgrading pumps and motors at our water plant with new, higher efficiency equipment that is estimated to save HUB approximately $30,000 per year! Having been in service for twenty-five years, these pumps had exceeded their planned service life, and were desperately in need of replacement.

News 3

Clarifier Rehabilitation Project at the WWTP

In May of 2018, CTI Engineers, Inc. of Knoxville, TN, conducted inspections of our two clarifiers at our Wastewater Treatment Plant. Clarifiers are essentially settling basins and are a critical component of the biological treatment process. Both clarifiers were cited as having experienced loss of concrete, missing and/or peeling coatings on various metal surfaces, and corrosion on various metal surfaces throughout the structures. Coating systems are primarily applied to protect surfaces. HUB routinely undergoes inspections of infrastructure throughout our systems to monitor the condition of our coating systems. Every so many years, major renovation projects are required. In 2018, we tackled the rehabilitation and re-coating of one of our clarifiers at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. In August, a Contract was awarded to Southern Star Construction, LLC, in the amount of $243,000 to complete the project. The project began in the Fall when we generally expect the lowest rainfall of the year. In the upcoming year, we expect to tackle the second clarifier in the same way.


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