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Claiborne Utilities District water system posts perfect survey score.

 System scores 100% on state inspection of public drinking water.

     Claiborne Utilities District earned a perfect score of 599 points out of a possible 599 for a numerical score of 100% from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). The perfect score is based on a two year survey and a site survey by the Division of Water Resources for the year of 2017.


     “I’m extremely proud of our employees who daily perform at the highest level in order to achieve this perfect score” said George Coots, General Manager of Claiborne Utilities District “Performing at such a high level would not be possible without our employees at all levels working together as a cohesive team, focusing on service excellence and employing the best practices to ensure the maximum observable standards in water management.”


     During the two day site sanitation survey, Claiborne Utilities District’s equipment, operations and maintenance facilities were thoroughly examined. The survey includes plant performance, maintenance and upkeep, record keeping, analysis, treatment techniques and requirements, and other quality issues from water production to the distribution to customers and overall management needed to continually provide safe drinking water.


     Water surveys are conducted every two years. At the time of the survey, Claiborne Utilities District had a total of 6,350 connections. Claiborne Utilities District’s water distribution is made up of approximately 450 miles of water line and services an area of 38 square miles. Claiborne Utilities District’s water treatment plant pulls from Norris Lake and treats anywhere from 1.5 to 1.8 million gallons per day. For more information on water, waste water or natural gas services, call 423-626-4282.

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