TNPOP Technical Assistance and Peer Support

Welcome to the technical assistance and peer support section of the TNPOP website!

This webpage provides information about the partners and supporters of Tn POP, who can provide technical assistance in implementing optimization efforts, as well as a listserv and opportunities for peer-to-peer assistance.

If you’d like to stay current on water/wastewater optimization updates from TDEC and its partners, including frequently asked questions, upcoming events, and new information, please contact or and ask to be added to the Tn POP listserv .

Subject Matter Experts 
*Do Not Use This Contact Information For Solicitation

Contact Name/ Title




Mr. Greg Hayes/ Facilities Manager

North Mouse Creek Plant; Oostanaula Creek Plant


John Buford




Some of TDEC’s partners in promoting energy efficiency in water and wastewater treatment facilities include the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, Municipal Technical Advisory Service through University of Tennessee, Tennessee Technological University Industrial Assessment Centers, and the EPA.

Tennessee Association of Utility Districts

The mission of TAUD is to provide quality technical, legal, and operational support to assist its members in delivering safe and efficient services in the public interest. TAUD provides on-site technical assistance through circuit riders, which serve different regions in the state, related to water and wastewater operations.

University of Tennessee – Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

MTAS is an institute of public service attached to the University of Tennessee that provides technical assistance, including on-site assistance, related to water and wastewater operations.
Tennessee Industrial Assessment Centers

Tennessee’s Technological University Industrial Assessment Center (TT-IAC), operated out of Tennessee Technological University and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium sized industrial facilities.

Environmental Protection Agency


Technical Assistance Webinar Series: Improving CWA-NPDES Permit Compliance | US EPA -  EPA wastewater treatment and operations webinars intended for plant operators, municipal leaders, technical assistance providers, and compliance inspection staff from federal, state, tribal and local governments.