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TDEC and State Legislators to Visit Fayetteville on Tuesday for Special Sewer Connection Moratorium Announcement

Monday, October 01, 2012 | 09:08am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau will join Sen. Jim Tracy and Rep. Pat Marsh on Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a special ceremony formally announcing that the six-year sewer connection moratorium for the city of Fayetteville has been lifted.

The announcement is due to major improvements made to the community’s wastewater treatment plant and collection system, in addition to the city’s ability to meet the requirements of an Agreed Order issued in January 2006.
“Britt Dye with Fayetteville Public Utilities, local officials and the entire community should be commended for their hard work in proactively addressing the city’s wastewater challenges, while further positioning their community for long-term economic growth,” Martineau said.  “These upgraded infrastructure efforts will help protect Fayetteville’s water quality, natural resources and serve as a boost to its economy."


Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau

Senator Jim Tracy

Representative Pat Marsh

Britt Dye, Fayetteville Public Utilities Director

Dr. Sandra Dudley, Environment and Conservation’s Director of Water Resources



TDEC to formally announce that the six-year sewer connection moratorium for the city of Fayetteville has been lifted. 



Tuesday, October 2

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.



Stone Bridge Park

Father’s Memorial / Elk River Overlook

912 Shawnee Drive

Fayetteville, Tenn., 37334

** Please note that media are invited to attend.  Parking and access is through Stone Bridge Park.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Fayetteville Public Utilities offices at 408 West College Street in Fayetteville. 

The January 2006 order detailed ongoing issues with excessive inflow and infiltration in sewer lines that caused numerous sewer overflows.  To address these issues, the city of Fayetteville met the following requirements and initiated infrastructure improvements including:

  • Implemented a Sewer Overflow Response Plan and Corrective Action Plans
  • Initiated a Capacity, Management, Operations and Maintenance Program
  • Rehabilitated the Laten Bottom and Tanyard Branch sewer systems
  • Conducted a number of studies, including those addressing biosolids and process improvements
  • Numerous WWTP improvements, including installation of new influent pump station and screen and replacement of aerators and hydraulics

“Since the issuance of the Agreed Order, Fayetteville Public Utilities has made a good faith effort to achieve compliance and has made incredible strides to improve the community’s wastewater treatment and sewer connections,” added Dye.  “FPU remains committed to making continued improvements and we appreciate the support we’ve received from our local elected officials, state partners and the community at large.” 



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