Tennessee American Water finishes pipe repair project under the Tennessee River
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Tennessee American Water reports that their pipe problem is fixed to the North Shore.
A week ago, customers north of the Tennessee River saw spikes in water pressure.
The water company discovered the pipe under the river had sprung a leak.
The repairs were finished on Tuesday, when crews pulled a new pipe through the old one on the bottom of the river.
They pulled nearly 1600 feet of pipe weighing 113,000 pounds from one river bank to the other.
The temporary pipe that ran over the Walnut Street Bridge was removed last Friday.
“We know that the repair of the river pipe presented challenges, particularly the installation of the temporary pipe on the Northshore area. We appreciate the cooperation the community showed,” said Valoria Armstrong, President of Tennessee American Water.
“I also want to acknowledge our employees, Hixson Utility District, Eastside Utility District, Stein Construction, Heritage Landing Homeowners Association, Keystone Clearwater Solutions, Consolidated Pipe&Supply and the City of Chattanooga for all their work and support in the successful completion of this critical project.”