Saturday, January 25, 2020

Hartford wastewater service
Businesses in Hartford are wondering when wastewater service will reach their community. The Cocke County community is especially busy during the summer months because of the growing whitewater rafting industry. Last year the community hosted more than 225,000 visitors who rafted the Pigeon River. Newport Utilities has been contemplating a self-standing wastewater treatment plant for the community, for several years. Recently the Tennessee Comptrollers office has begun an investigation into alleged irregularities at the utilities, and there have been question as to whether that probe is delaying the wastewater project. Newport Utilities Waterworks Manager Clint Hammonds says the project has not changed status because of Newport Utilities financial statusor management changes. "The project is looking for and waiting for available land at a reasonable price, and until a suitable location is found for a wastewater system,and the operations can be economically sustainable, we are still waiting," Hammonds said. The utility had previously located a site for a treatment facility but it was later eliminated as an appropriate location.


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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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