Claiborne Utilities District's water system
earns fourth consecutive system score of 100% on state inspection
of public drinking water.
Claiborne Utilities District recently earned the fourth consecutive perfect score of 599 points out of a possible 599 for a score of 100% from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). This fourth consecutive perfect score is based on a two-year survey and an on site survey conducted by the Division of Water Resources.
George Coots, General Manager of Claiborne Utilities District, said "This fourth perfect score of 100% provides further validation that Claiborne Utilities District is providing excellent water quality. We are proud to provide the greatest natural resource at the highest level of quality to our community. All Claiborne Utilities District employees have a role in achieving this perfect score and performing at the highest level in order to achieve the 100% score. Claiborne Utilities District employees work together and employ the best practices to ensure the maximum observable standard in water management."
During the sight sanitation survey, Claiborne Utilities District's equipment, operation, and maintenance facilities were examined thoroughly. The survey included maintenance and upkeep, record keeping, analysis, plant performance, treatment techniques and requirements, and other quality issues from water production to the distribution, to customer 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 approximately 6500 connections. Claiborne Utilities District's water distribution is made up of approximately 525 miles of water line and services an area of 50 square miles. Claiborne Utilities District's water treatment plant pulls from Norris Lake and treats from 1.5 to 1.8 million gallons of water per day. For additional information on water, waste water, or natural gas services, please call 423-626-4282.