Environment and Conservation Lifts Fayetteville Sewer Connection Moratorium
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today that a six-year sewer connection moratorium for the city of Fayetteville has been lifted 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. These upgraded infrastructure efforts will help protect Fayetteville’s water quality, natural resources and serve as a boost to its economy."
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.”