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Tennessee Voices Op-ed By Bob Freudenthal, Executive Director If there ever was an opportunity to prove the theory that “no good deed goes unpunished,” The Tennessean has proved it over the last couple of months with its coverage of utility districts in general, and our statewide organization, the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts. It started with a feature in December, “Utility districts may overpay for bond deals,” and most recently manifested itself in a February 9 front page editorial disguised as a news story, “City lawyers wage war over rural water.” The Tennessean cites an unidentified and unquantified “growing number of critics” who allegedly say the state’s 180 rural utility districts “operate largely without any oversight or scrutiny.” Both assertions are subject to challenge. There is oversight and scrutiny not only from each utility district’s board of commissioners and their outside auditors, but from the state Comptroller’s office as well as the Utility Management Review Board. The real issue for The Tennessean is the fact that it editorially favors the popular election of utility district commissioners (equivalent to a board of directors), as opposed to the widely used method under current law in which county executives appoint members to the boards. And The Tennessean is using up a lot of newsprint and ink to attempt to influence legislation toward its point of view. Which, of course, is its absolute right under the First Amendment, so we wonder why it just doesn’t come out and say so rather than asserting imagined failings of our organization. Certainly, TAUD is not perfect. But neither does it deserve the treatment it has received. In the December story, which rambled on for more than 2,000 words, reporter Nate Rau made much of the fact that a TAUD affiliate earned fees as financial adviser to utilities seeking to finance or refinance bonds, and
negotiated with the underwriter rather than conducting a competitive process for every transaction. The Tennessean cited an obscure study which asserted that competitive sales bring lower interest rates. Lower interest rates, of course, would mean less money out of ratepayers’ pockets to pay back the bonds. Ignored was the fact The Tennessean’s own chart showed that more than half of all municipal bond deals nationally in 2011 were negotiated as opposed to being competitive. Obviously, others out there besides TAUD believe negotiation is an appropriate way to do business. Even more compelling are the actual results from all municipal bond transactions throughout the U.S. during 2012—figures which show that the cost of issuance in negotiated sales ($5.76 per $1,000 of debt) was actually less than that of competitive offers ($6.37 per $1,000 of debt). So much for the theory that competition always brings the lowest cost to ratepayers. One final point. Fair reporting by The Tennessean might have acknowledged this important fact: water and wastewater customers served by members of the TAUD are saving nearly $20,000,000 in interest costs through project refinancings arranged through TAUD and its affiliates. The actual number is $19,773,771. That’s real money being saved by ratepayers, not the shaky assertions of a political agenda.
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Tennessee Association of Utility Districts 2013 Officers & Board of Directors Tom Atchley, President Hendersonville Utility District Freddie Weston, Vice-President West Wilson Utility District Pat Riley, Secretary Gibson County Utility District Freddie Weston, Treasurer West Wilson Utility District John Brown Harpeth Valley Utilities District Nick Newman Memphis Light, Gas & Water Charlie Anderson Bloomingdale Utility District Drexel Heidel West Knox Utility District David Callahan Soddy Daisy Utility District Phillip Combs Alpha-Talbott Utility District Tim Pelham West Warren-Viola Utility District Don Stafford Eastside Utility District Mike Green Warren County Utility District
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TAUD STAFF Bob Freudenthal, Executive Director BobFreudenthal@taud.org Penny Funk, Office Manager PennyFunk@taud.org Brent Ogles, Education Manager BrentOgles@taud.org (615) 556-6002 John Hall, Advocacy/Finance JohnHall@taud.org (931) 607-1014 Tonia Pass, Education Assistant ToniaPass@taud.org Carol Mims, Accountant CarolMims@taud.org Beth Hardiman, Meeting Planner/Member Services BethHardiman@taud.org Colleen SauvĂŠ, Publications Colleen@taud.org John Shadwick, Training Specialist JohnShadwick@taud.org (615) 804-4069 Vanessa Solďż˝s, Member Services VanessaSolis@taud.org
Tony Wyatt, West, TN Field Supervisor TonyWyatt@taud.org (731) 415-9101 Steve Roberts, East TN, Water Circuit Rider SteveRoberts@taud.org (865) 256-5383 Kevin Gilliam, Middle TN, Water Circuit Rider Kevin Gilliam@taud.org (931) 636-1672 Larry Lewis, Source Water Protection Technician LarryLewis@taud.org (731) 234-0360 Greg Baker, Groundwater Specialist/IT Specialist GregBaker@taud.org (731) 225-5240 Dewayne Culpepper, West TN, Wastewater Technician DewayneCulpepper@taud.org (931) 607-6981 Dan Martin, East TN, Wastewater Technician DanMartin@taud.org (931) 312-9405
3rd Annual Operator Expo Bass Fishing Tournament May 15 Schutes Branch Recreation Area, Old Hickory Lake Operator Expo May 16
James E. Ward Agriculture Center, Lebanon
Annual Meeting, TUEC Golf Tournament & Casino Night to follow June 3 TAUD | Stones River Country Club, Murfreesboro 2013 Business of Running a Utility Conference August 7 - 9 Gatlinburg Convention Center Conference information is subject to change. For the most current information and online registration, please visit www.taud.org.
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Table of Contents Can you find the frog hidden somewhere in the graphics or photos of this issue? same size & color as shown here. Answer on page 38. Happy Hunting!
4 Tennessee Voices Op-ed 8 Tennessee Utility News Online 10 2013 NRWA Rally - WE ARE WATER Recap 12 2013 Compensation and Benefit Survey Update & Limited Time Preorder Offer 15 2013 TAUD’s Legislative Bill Tracking 18 Region Recap 23 Funding Made Possible by TUA Tennessee Utility Assistance 25 Georgia Sets Sights on Tennessee’s Water 26 2013 Legislative Conference - TN Driving Utilities Forward Campaign Recap 28 Tennessee Driving Us Forward Article 30 Annual Meeting Information & Registration 31 TUEC Golf Registration Form 35 Upcoming Classes - TAUD Training Station 37 Operator Expo Registration Form 38 Word Search
Cover photo: Bruce Giles of First U.D. Knox County, Chuck Page of ADC and Phillip Combs of Alpha Talbott U.D. Tennessee Utility News is published quarterly by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD). TAUD assumes no responsibility for opinions or statements of facts expressed by contributors or advertisers, and editorials do not represent official policies of the association. The right to publish, edit or deny publishing and material submitted for publication is reserved by TAUD. To submit editorial, please contact Colleen Sauvé, (615) 900-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional graphic design provided by Vanessa Sol�s.
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TAUD Associate Superboosters Diamond Affinity Benefits American Development Corp. HDSupply Waterworks Kidwell & Company Next Generation Underwriters Southeastern Tank, Inc. Tennessee Utility Assistance United Systems & Software, Inc. Wascon, Inc. Wiley Bros.-Aintree Capital LLC Platinum Alliance Water Resources C.I. Thornburg Co., Inc. Crom Corp. ECO-TECH, Inc. Energy Systems Group Garney Companies Inc. GRW Engineers, Inc. Jackson Thornton & Co., P.C. McWane Cast Iron Pipe Co. Regions Bank Corporate Trust S & S Utility Sales, LLC Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Southern Pipe & Supply Tennessee 811 United Utilities, Inc. W & W Engineering, LLC
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2013 NRWA Rally - WE ARE WATER - Recap By Beth Hardiman, Meetings/Membership The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) held their Rural Water Rally at the Hyatt Regency Washington, February 11-13. Bruce Giles of First Utility District of Knox County, Phillip Combs of Alpha Talbott Utility District, Chuck Page of American Development Corporation, Michael Payne of Maynardville Utility District and Bob Freudenthal, TAUD Executive Director represented TAUD as Rally delegates. Maynardville Utility District participated in the Great American Taste Test as the 2012 Best Tasting Water winner. The winner of the 2013 Great American Taste Test was the Village of Prairie du Sac in Wisconsin.
TAUD delegates met with their respective congressmen on support for rural water funding. Seven of TAUDâ€™s field staff positions are supported by EPA and USDA grants. We continue to compete with other agencies for this funding and many in Washington do not understand the importance of circuit rider type positions and how they assist utilities on a daily basis. Many of you have signed a petition at a conference or region meeting in support of rural water funding and by signing that petition you are providing a voice for our field staff. How You Can Help TAUD strongly believes our Association must partner with utilities to continue to produce safe and clean drinking water. TAUD is unique from other agencies that
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don’t have skilled and knowledgeable certified operators as circuit riders ready to assist them whenever they are needed. We appreciate your support and ask for your continued support as the outlook for federal spending looks bleak as congress hasn’t passed a budget. One of the greatest ways you can support our circuit riders is to write a letter when they have gone above and beyond to help your utility. These letters make a big impact on our legislators and make what we do everyday personal. You can send letters by e-mail to Penny at email@example.com or by mail to P.O. Box 2529, Murfreesboro, TN 37133.
TAUD Delegates represented at the NRWA Rally: Bruce Giles, First U.D. of Knox County, Chuck Page, ADC and Phillip Combs, Alpha Talbott U.D.
Information regarding how TAUD assists Tennessee’s utilities is given to Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation to highlight the importance of our impact annually.
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2013 Compensation & Benefits Survey Update & Limited Time Preorder Offer only to verify eligibility for this discount. The final survey format will be available on disc or transferred by readonly pdf. Again, your participation in this survey is voluntary yet we strongly urge all utilities to complete and return survey questionnaires. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call (615) 896-9022. Remember, a survey is only as good as its responses received. Survey FAQS continued on page 14
Vanessa Solís, Member Services Recently your utility received a 2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey questionnaire from TAUD. Salary surveys are an extremely powerful compensation and benefit benchmarking tool. They are important for allocating compensation strategies and for following and monitoring the desired pay market. The salary survey measures the competitiveness of the organization on the pay market and provides the benchmark information about the salaries on the general pay market. All responses are kept confidential! TAUD contracted with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to compile survey data. The data will then be statistically combined with other responses received and reported in aggregated form only. This survey is solely for the utility industry to identify their unique pay markets across all job titles. The 2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey will provide information about new trends in the compensation and benefits area. Though your participation is voluntary, your response will help paint the big picture of where Tennessee’s utilities are in the job market today. In other words, the survey results are only as good as the number of utilities that participate. Help us make one of TAUD’s most requested resources a complete and useful tool to benefit utility members across the state. It is very important that you help us, help you! As a Thank You for your time and participation, those utilities who completed and returned the survey by April 30th receive a $50 discount on the compiled survey results. TAUD will receive a list of participating utilities 12
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2013 TAUD’s Legislative Bill Tracking John Hall, Advocacy/Finance The 108th General Assembly convened on January 8th. Since then approximately 1500 pieces of legislation were introduced. That number is down from the usual 2,000 or so that are typically introduced each year. The reason for the decrease in proposed bills is due to the General Assembly’s new rules, which limits the number of bills each member may introduce. This session is on track to be one of the shortest in the last 20 plus years with adjournment set for mid April. With bill limits and a short session, everything is concentrated into less days but more work. TAUD tracked slightly over sixty (60) bills, which if passed would have a direct impact on Tennessee’s utilities. At the writing of this article the General Assembly was still in session and the fate of most bills may still be under review. There were several bills that dealt with the issuance of debt by utilities. SB 462 & HB 552 would require approval from the comptroller prior to refunding fees or notification of any changes in debt. At this time this bill appears to be headed to a study committee that will report back to the General Assembly in 2014. Bills aimed at eminent domain and “Growth Plans” and/or annexation will be held over till next year’s session. Fluoridation was a popular topic among legislation again this year. These
bills did not pass, but will be studied by the committee and a report will be issued to the members of the General Assembly for the 2014 session. TAUD introduced SB 1232 HB 1066, addressing issues with the Operator Certification Board. This bill quickly became a bill of great interest to departments of state government and many others, after much work and many meetings this bill has been amended with the agreement of all parties. At it’s introduction, this bill had only a slight chance of passage. However, with immense support from TAUD members and Tennessee’s water and wastewater operators by way of the phone calls, letters and emails the Bill has progressed through several committees. Thank each of you for your support and work on this very important bill. Bills that have passed: SB83 / HB56 Records of the State Comptroller of the Treasury. Sponsors Sen. John Stevens / Rep. Debra Moody Description Includes as confidential all information and records received or generated by the Comptroller of the Treasury containing allegations of unlawful conduct or fraud, waste or abuse.
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Enacted as Public Chapter 0015 effective March 14, 2013. SB124 / HB136 Information about Employer Workers’ Compensation Policies. Sponsors Sen. Bill Ketron / Rep. Jimmy A. Eldridge Description Permits the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to obtain information regarding employer workers’ compensation insurance policies, in order to ensure compliance with the law. Specifies that such information is confidential and shall not constitute a public record. Broadly captioned. Enacted as Public Chapter 0050 effective March 26, 2013. SB764 / HB60 Requirements of Utility Districts. Sponsors Sen. Steve Southerland / Rep. Roger Kane Description Present law requires that the board of commissioners of most utility districts have regulations regarding the adjustment of all complaints that may be made to the district concerning the availability of utility services to persons in need of utility services, the quality of service performed, the adjustment of bills, and all other complaints of any nature. This bill removes the requirement that most utility districts have regulations concerning the adjustment of “all other complaints of any nature”. The adjustment of complaints concerning the availability of utility services to persons in need of utility services, the quality of service performed, and the adjustment of bills will continue to be addressed in the districts’ regulations. This bill also clarifies that audit reports of water systems whose water loss is excessive be filed with the Water & Wastewater Finance Board rather than requiring such reports be filed for any “unaccounted for” water loss. Broadly captioned. Amendment Senate amendment 1 (003035) rewrites the bill. Removes the language “unaccounted for” from the description of water loss used in Title 7, Chapter 82, and Title 68, Chapter 221, of the Tenn. Code. Requires the Comptroller of the Treasury to submit a written report to the Speakers of the House and the Senate, listing the average annual water loss of certain utility systems. The amendment changes certain requirements for petitions filed to the UMRB, and requires the UMRB to verify that all signers of the petition are customers of the utility. Sent to Governor.
SB142 / HB118 Handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in cars. Sponsors Sen. Ron Ramsey / Rep. Jeremy Faison Description Allows the holder of a valid handgun carry permit recognized in Tennessee to transport and store a firearm or firearm ammunition in the permit holder’s privately-owned vehicle. The owner may utilize any public or private parking area, so long as the permit holder’s vehicle is parked in a location where it is permitted to be and the firearm or ammunition being transported or stored in the vehicle is kept from ordinary observation. The firearm and ammunition must be concealed while the owner is in the vehicle or kept from ordinary observation and locked within the trunk, glove box, or interior of the person’s privately owned vehicle if the permit holder is not in the vehicle. The bill prohibits any business entity, public or private employer, or the owner, manager, or legal possessor of the property from being held liable in any civil action for damages, injuries, or death resulting from or arising out of another’s actions involving a firearm or ammunition. Amendment Senate amendment 1 (002846) clarifies that no business entity, public or private employer, or the owner, manager, or legal possessor of the property may be held liable in any civil action. The business entity is protected from damages, injuries or death resulting from or arising out of another’s actions involving a firearm or ammunition transported or stored by the holder of a valid handgun carry permit in the permit holder’s privately-owned motor vehicle unless the business entity, public or private employer, or the owner, manager, or legal possessor of the property commits an offense involving the use of the stored firearm or ammunition or intentionally solicits or procures the conduct resulting in the damage, injury or death. The bill clarifies that no business entity, public or private employer, or the owner, manager, or legal possessor of the property will be held responsible for the theft of a firearm or ammunition stored by the holder of a valid handgun carry permit in the permit holder’s privately-owned motor vehicle. Enacted as Public Chapter 0016 effective July 1, 2013
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SB851 / HB940 Underground Utility Damage Prevention Advisory Committee. Sponsors Sen. Bill Ketron / Rep. Kent Calfee Description Creates the Underground Damage Prevention Advisory Committee, composed of eighteen members. Requires the committee to review Tennessee’s underground utility damage prevention program in order to evaluate its compliance with federal laws, rules, and regulations and report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, Speaker of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Comptroller of the Treasury no later than November 1, 2013. Amendment Senate amendment 1 (003495) expands the membership of the underground utility damage prevention advisory committee from 18 to 20 members by the representative from the interstate pipeline industry with representatives of the natural gas interstate pipeline industry and of the liquid petroleum interstate pipeline industry, and by adding an engineer designated by the American Council of Engineering Companies. Replaces the Executive Director of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Services as a member of the advisory committee with the Executive Director of the Tennessee County Services Association. Enacted as Public Chapter 0065 effective April 1, 2013. SB138 / HB651 Reporting of suspected illegal, improper, wasteful activity. Sponsors Sen. Ken Yager / Rep. Dennis Powers Description Requires the audit committee to establish a process by which employees, taxpayers, or other citizens may confidentially report suspected illegal, improper, wasteful, or fraudulent activity. Requires the chair of the audit committee to report information to the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury when the information provided causes the chair to believe that illegal, improper, wasteful, or fraudulent activity may have occurred. These are just a few of the bills passed this year. Look for a complete summary a few weeks after the session end on our legislative web site. By voluntarily contributing to TAUD’s Activity fees and the Tennessee Utility Political Action Committee (TUPAC), members facilitate the success of this legislative
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program, the Association lobbyists and TAUD staff in opposing or supporting legislation as needed. It is vital that TAUD members acknowledge that without their support, TAUD would not be able to serve utilities in this way. Each member that supports TAUD during the legislative session is part of a collective effort to protect utilities statewide from legislation that would not only affect utilities, but also the administration, servicemen and women, business affiliates and ultimately, the public. TAUD thanks every contributor for understanding the importance of our actions in the legislature as not only a service to our members, but to all Tennessee utilities and the businesses that serve them. We consider our role in the legislative process to be one of the largest responsibilities that we have and strive to have greater impact each year. This year TAUD staff member Larry Lewis has been joining me to oversee and work on this session. He has done and outstanding job. Larry will be taking the lead in next year’s legislative session. He will be your primary contact. He can be reached at 731-234-0360 or larrylewis@taud. org. Thanks for all of your support over the last 20 years.
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Region meetings are held quarterly throughout the year. These meetings provide a unique opportunity to network with people in the utility industry. Speakers discuss topics that are current, informative and beneficial to utilities and related industries. Some recent topics include: updates on training, industry rules, reporting and regulation, insurance provisions, workplace safety, and what’s upcoming in new and innovative smart technology. TAUD encourages you to be ‘in-the-know’ and get involved in your region.
Thank You: Our meeting sponsor was Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers. Thank you to our door prize contributors: ADC, National Water Services, McGill Associates, Rye Engineering, Microbac, Trilec and Aulick Chemical Next Meeting: TBA Region 2 Bruce Giles, Region Leader
Region 1 Fred Hicks, Region Leader
Attendance: 60 Speakers/Presenters: Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Rick Collins of Stone Pump and Trench, and representatives from TN811, Johnson City EFO, USDA RD, ETDD and TAUD.
Contest Winner: Lenoir City Utilities Board Contest Judges: Russell Biven, WBIR TV; Mayor of Maryville Tom Taylor; City of Alcoa Commissioner Ken White; Susan Richardson Williams, SRW & Associates; Neal Denton, Knox County Extension Director Speakers/Presenters: Jeff Rose and Gary McGill of McGill Associates, TN811, the Knoxville EFO; USDA RD, ETDD and TAUD.
January 17, 2013 Meeting Location: Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention Center
County, Hallsdale Powell Utility District, Knox- Chapman Utility District, Lenoir City Utilities Board, Maryville Water Quality Control, Northeast Knox Utility District, South Blount Utility District, Tellico Area Services System, and West Knox Utility District
Pictured left to right: Grady Lawson of Lenoir City U.B., Ken White, Tim McKelvey of Lenoir City U.B., Mayor Tom Taylor, Neal Denton, Russell Biven, Susan Williams
March 6, 2013 Meeting Location: City of Alcoa Service Center
Thank You: Our meeting sponsor was McGill Associates. Next Meeting: Joint region 2 & 3 meeting and training on June 13, 2013
Attendance: 110 Systems in Water Contest: City of Alcoa, First Utility District of Knox
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Region 4 Penny Sutherland, Region Leader
Region 5 Tom Faulk, Region Leader
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Meeting Location: Cumberland County Community Complex (Fairgrounds) Attendance: 90 Pictured left to right: Erich Webber, Joe Woody, Joe Bolinger of LaFollette Utilities, Mayor William Baird, LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield, Kenny Baird of LaFollette, Chris Thompson, John West and Eddie Troxell of LaFollette
March 7, 2013 Meeting Location: Cove Lake State Park Attendance: 75 Systems Entering the Water Contest: Clinton Utilities Board, Huntville Utility District, LaFollette Utilities, Luttrell-Blaine-Corryton Utility District, Maynardville Utility District, Norris Water Commission, and the City of Oneida Contest Winner: LaFollette Utilities Contest Judges: Campbell County Mayor William Baird, Joe Woody of USDA RD and Erich Webber, Chris Thompson and John West of TDEC Speakers/Presenters: Gary McGill & Jeff Rose of McGill Associates and Steve Roberts of TAUD, TN811, Knoxville EFO; USDA RD, and FTDD. Thank You: Our meeting sponsor was McGill Associates. Next Meeting: Joint meeting and training with Regions 2 and 3 on June 13, 2013
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Systems in Water Contest: Bondecroft Utility District, Byrdstown Water Department, Crab Orchard Utility District, the City of Crossville, Hartsville Trousdale County Utility District, Jamestown Gas & Water, Livingston Utilities, McMinnville Utilities, Smith Utility District, Rockwood Water, Wastewater & Gas, Smithville Water & Sewer, Warren County Utility District, and West Warren-Viola Utility District Contest Winner: Hartsville Trousdale County Utility District Contest Judges: Jeni Lind Brinkman of TDEC, Pauline Sherrer of the Crossville Chronicle, Jerry Jolley of USDA RD, Michelle Price of Upper Cumberland Development District and Tim Begley of Crossville Speakers/Presenters: Jeff Rose of McGill Assocites, Jeni Lind Brinkman of TDEC, Johnny Walker of the Cookeville EFO; Jerry Jolley of USDA RD and John Hall and Steve Roberts of TAUD. Thank You: Our meeting sponsor was McGill Associates and our breakfast sponsor was Crab Orchard UD. Thank you to our door prize contributors: ADC, McGill Associates, Rye Engineering, Southern Sales, Southeastern Tank and H2O Technologies Next Meeting: A joint meeting with Region 10, plus Competent Person Training will take place on May 22
Meeting Location: West Wilson Utility Districtâ€™s Office Attendance: 53 Speakers/Presenters: John Agee of S&ME, Michael Stull of Caldwell Tanks, Scott Holder of TN811, Terence McGhee of USDA RD, Steve Chappell, Kirk Smith of C.I. Thornburg and Bob Freudenthal, Kevin Gilliam, Greg Baker, John Hall and Larry Lewis of TAUD. Thank You: Our meeting sponsors were S&ME Engineers and Caldwell Tanks. Thank you to our door prize contributors: ADC, National Water Services, S&ME Engineers, Caldwell Tanks, Rye Engineering, H2O Technologies, Advanced Payment Solutions and TN811 Next Meeting: The Best Tasting Water Contest on May 2, 2013
Region 6 Kenneth Carr, Region Leader January 23, 2013 Meeting Location: American Development Corporation Attendance: 60 Speakers/Presenters: Brandy Phillips of Kazmier & Associates, Seth Rye of Rye Engineering, Holly Austin of TN811 and Bob Freudenthal, Kevin Gilliam, Dewayne Culpepper and John Hall of TAUD. Thank You: Our meeting sponsors were ADC, Rye Engineering and Kazmier & Associates. Thank you to our door prize contributors: ADC, Rye Engineering and Heartland Pumps
Next Meeting: TBA Region 7 Annie Chiodo, Region Leader April 4, 2013
Speakers/Presenters: Steve Jones and Andrew Lynn of Garver, Doug Shelton of USDA RD and Bob Freudenthal, Dewayne Culpepper, Greg Baker, Tony Wyatt and Larry Lewis of TAUD.
Engineering Next Meeting: TBA Region 9 Scott Miller, Region Leader
Thank You: Our meeting sponsor was Garver. Thank you to our door prize contributors: ADC, Rye Engineers and Garver Next Meeting: Joint meeting and training with Region 6 on July 24, 2013 Region 8 J. D. Dethloff, Region Leader
Pictured left to right: Nicky Hunter and Annie Chiodo of Mt. Pleasant, Steve Jones, Kenneth Carr, Doug Shelton, and Darrell Dean and Sean Bowen of Mt. Pleasant
March 23, 2013 Meeting Location: Greystone Golf Club
Meeting Location: Tin Roof Restaurant in Waynesboro
Attendance: 35 Systems in Water Contest: Linden Utilities, Waynesboro Utilities, First Utility District of Hardin County, Lawrenceburg Utility Systems, Parsons Utility System and Mt. Pleasant Water/WW/Gas Contest Winner: Mt. Pleasant Water/WW/Gas Contest Judges: Kenneth Carr of Lewisburg Utilities, Doug Shelton
Pictured left to right: Danny Jones, Brenda Horner, Kenton Mayor Virginia Davidson, Kenton Public Works Director Nathan Spencer, Mayor Tony Burriss and Kirk Smith
January 9, 2013 Meeting Location: Hearth Restaurant in Martin Attendance: 52 Speakers/Presenters: Mike Wetherington of ADC, Kirk Smith of CI Thornburg discussed the fishing tournament, Randy McKibbon of TLM, Jeff Oakley of Mid-South Tank Consultants, Brian Caton of the Jackson EFO, Brenda Horner of USDA RD and Bob Freudenthal, Dewayne Culpepper and Tony Wyatt of TAUD.
Judges evaluating the water for clarity.
of USDA RD and Steve Jones with Garver
Pictured left to right: Mark Moran of SSCUD, Mayor Bob Rial, Jeff Smithson, Thomas Killion and Justin Hedgepath of SSCUD
Thank You: Our meeting sponsors were TLM and Mid-South Tank Consultants. Thank you to our door prize contributors: ADC and Rye
Systems in Water Contest: Water Authority of Dickson County, McEwen Water System, Pleasant View Utility District, and Second South Cheatham Utility District Contest Winner: Second South Cheatham Utility District Contest Judges: Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial, Jeff Smithson and Thomas Killion of TDEC Speakers/Presenters: Jerry Cravins of Wascon, Seth Rye of Rye Engineering, Thomas Killion of the Nashville EFO and Bob Freudenthal, Dewayne Culpepper, John Hall and Larry Lewis of TAUD. Thank You: Our meeting sponsors were Wascon and Rye Engineering. Thank you to our door prize contributors: ADC, Southeastern Tank, Rye Engineering, Caldwell Tanks and Southern Sales Next Meeting: June 20, 2013 TENNESSEE UTILITY NEWS
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Region 11 Chandrika Winston, Region Leader February 13, 2013 Meeting Location: MLGW Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center
Cumberland Machine Co. 1305 Fourth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 255-7373 Fax (615) 255-9585
Pictured left to right: Dr. Richard Urban; Clay Copeland; Chuck Hammonds; Carolyn Hickman, Larry Wilson and Lloyd Jackson of Hixson Utility District; Gary Burris; Tyler Jeffrey
February 27, 2013 Meeting Location: Eastside Utility District Attendance: 90 Systems in Water Contest: Union Fork-Bakewell Utility District, Etowah Utilities, Hixson Utility District, the City of Dayton, and Ocoee Utility District Contest Winner: Hixson Utility District Contest Judges: Gary Burris, Dr. Richard Urban and Tyler Jeffrey of TDEC; Clay Copeland of USDA Rural Development and Chuck Hammonds of the Southeast Tennessee Development District Speakers/Presenters: McGill Associates, Wascon, TN811, the Chattanooga EFO; USDA RD and TAUD.
Speakers/Presenters: Brian Prunty of JWC Environmental, Chris Nedwick of E One, Roy Corley of the Jackson EFO, Becky Burgess of USDA RD, Kirk Smith of C. I Thornburg discussed the fishing tournament and Dewayne Culpepper, Greg Baker, Tony Wyatt and Larry Lewis of TAUD. Thank You: Our meeting sponsors were BAR Environmental, Wascon, JWC Environmental and EOne. Thank you to our door prize contributors: JWC Environmental, ADC and BAR Environmental
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Thank You: Our meeting sponsors were McGill Associates, P. A. and Wascon, Inc. Thank you to our door prize contributors: Next Meeting: Joint meeting region 4 and 10 and training on May 22, 2013
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made possible BY Tennessee Utility Assistance, LLC (TUA) is a registered municipal advisor that provides multiple services to Tennessee’s utilities. TUA, LLC helps utilities reduce costs and increase efficiencies for day-to-day operations through obtaining financing for capital improvement projects or consolidating existing debt. TUA, LLC also provides advisory services including water audits, water loss corrective action plans, cross connection programs and other management advisory services. In addition, TUA, LLC provides access to safety and compliance training. TUA, LLC provides action on behalf of Tennessee utilities. Contact John Hall for more information at (931) 607-1014. Read about TUA’s recent loan closings below: bonds for significant interest cost savings of more than $960,000.
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BEDFORD COUNTY UTILITY DISTRICT RECEIVES LOAN FOR DEBT REFINANCING
Standard and Poor’s, one of the major credit rating agencies, assigned its “A” Rating to the Series 2013 Bonds. The agency cited strong financial and operating profiles, including healthy debt service coverage and limited future borrowing needs, as the District’s strengths. It is also a reflection of careful decisionmaking from the District’s Board of Commissioners and leadership from District management to foresee future needs and make ample preparations. TUA, LLC served the District as Municipal Advisor, Duncan-Williams, Inc. underwrote the bonds and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, of Nashville is bond counsel.
Officials at the Tennessee Utility Assistance, LLC (TUA) recently announced that the Bedford County Utility District of Bedford County, Tenn., has closed on a $4.475 million loan through the TUA, LLC municipal finance program. The loan will be used to refinance outstanding 2nd Quarter, volume 27
program. The loan will be used to refinance outstanding obligations and fund the extension of water lines, and the purchase and installation of advanced metering infrastructure.
Pictured left to right: Mickey Barger, General Manager, Harold Fisher- President, Carey Bishop- Commissioner.
WATTS BAR UTILITY DISTRICT RECEIVES LOAN FOR DEBT REFINANCING Officials at the Tennessee Utility Assistance, LLC (TUA) recently announced that the Watts Bar Utility District of Rhea, Meigs and Roane Counties, Tenn., has closed on a $6.855 million loan through the TUA, LLC municipal finance program. The loan will be used to refinance outstanding bonds for significant interest cost savings of more than $726,000. Standard and Poor’s, one of the major credit rating agencies, assigned its “A+” rating to the Series 2013 Bonds. The agency cited strong financial and operating profiles, including healthy debt service coverage and limited future borrowing needs, as the District’s strengths. It is also a reflection of careful decisionmaking from the District’s Board of Commissioners and leadership from District management to foresee future needs and make ample preparations. Mickey Barger serves as the District’s general manager. Current members of the Board of Commissioners include Harold Fisher, Carey Bishop and Bob Griffin.
Standard and Poor’s, one of the major credit rating agencies, assigned its “A+” rating with a stable outlook to the Series 2013 Bonds. The rating is reflective of the financial strength of the Authority. The agency cited a good financial profile, including maintenance of good debt service coverage and strong liquidity, as the Authority’s strengths. It is also a reflection of careful decision-making from the Authority’s Board of Commissioners and leadership from Authority management to foresee future needs and make ample preparations. Chris Leauber has served as the Authority’s Executive Director since 2007. Current members of the Board of Commissioners are Chairman Don Chambers, Vice Chairman Charles Albert Bell, Brody Kane, David Swindell and Hale Moss. TUA, LLC served the Authority as Financial Advisor and Wiley Bros. – Aintree Capital, LLC underwrote the bonds. Wiley Bros. is a 67 year-old partnership headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., specializing in underwriting utility bonds.
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TUA, LLC served the District as municipal advisor, and Southwest Securities, Inc. underwrote the bonds.
WILSON COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY RECEIVES LOAN FOR DEBT REFINANCING Officials at the Tennessee Utility Assistance, LLC (TUA) recently announced that the Water and Wastewater Authority of Wilson County has closed on an $8.645 million loan through the TUA, LLC municipal finance
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TENNESSEE UTILITY NEWS
Georgia Sets Sights On Tennessee’s Water Vanessa Solís, Member Services When Tennessee became a state in 1796, lawmakers chose a latitude of 35 degrees north as the border between Tennessee and Georgia. The border between the states was not officially mapped until 22 years later, in 1818. The surveying team of three was led by James Camak, a mathematician and professor at the University of Georgia. Camak and his team were relying solely on a nautical sextant and skewed astronomical tables to survey the area. Camak’s request to Georgia’s governor for newer tools was denied and the team had to make do with the lessthan-accurate equipment, resulting in a 1.1 mile discrepancy in the Tennessee-Georgia border. The error went uncontested by Georgians for almost 70 years, until 1887 when Georgia lawmakers first began drafting legislative resolutions disputing the state’s northern boundary line. A discrepancy of 1.1 miles may not seem like much to most people, but since 1887 Georgia lawmakers have continued to dispute the error, introducing legislature to resolve this boundary issue every few years. The most recent bill is Georgia’s 10th attempt to move its border north. Why all this fuss over a mile? Water. If Camak and his team had mapped the border properly, the Tennessee-Georgia line would intersect Nickajack Lake, giving Georgia access to water resources from the Nickajack Reservoir and the Tennessee River. Georgia has relied largely on resources from the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier to provide water for its citizens; yet due in part to recent droughts, as well as rapid growth and urban sprawl in the Atlanta-metro area, lawmakers are concerned that their water supply will not meet the demand in 15-20 years. According to an article by Tim Omarzu in The Times Free Press, Georgia State Representative Harry Geisinger (RRoswell), states that the current resolution would “allow” Tennessee to retain 65.5 square miles of disputed territory, including parts of East Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and their respective citizens. In return, Georgia would receive one-and-a-half square miles of land, granting them access to the Tennessee River which would then be pumped of up to one billion gallons of water per day and distributed not only to Georgians, but to those in Alabama
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and Florida as well. Citing an environmental impact study conducted by the TVA in 2004, Geisinger claims that the Tennessee River can spare the one billion gallons each day with “little or no effect” to the surrounding environment and reservoirs (Omarzu par. 3 & 4).
While most Tennesseans may find this 126-year-old dispute somewhat silly, Georgians are stickMap B is a zoomed out view ing to their guns and compared to map A. believe the law would be on their side if this matter ever found its way to the Supreme Court - which could happen if state officials fail to reach a compromise by next year. According to a resolution passed in lateMarch, (introduced by Geisinger) state officials in Georgia are threatening to sue the state of Tennessee if the Peach State doesn’t get the water access they are demanding. As it stands, Tennessee officials, including Governor Haslam and Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson (whose Board of Directors has federal authority over how the Tennessee River is used), have shown zero interest in entertaining Georgia’s demands. Additionally, most lawmakers believe that Tennessee would be able to claim almost 200 years of de facto law, meaning that while the Tennessee-Georgia border may not be the legal boundary originally intended, it’s been accepted as such for so long that it is unlikely it will ever change. Sources:
www.appalachianhistory.net/2012/07/james-camak-botchessurveying-gatn.html www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/feb/21/georgia-paneladvances-border-bill/ www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/mar/27/bill-haslam-rejectsgeorgia-water-access-effort/ www.tnhistoryforkids.org/geography/bordersouth www.maps.google.com
2013 Legislative Conference Driving Tennessee Forward Recap Beth Hardiman, Event Planner & Member Services TAUD held its annual Legislative Rally and Luncheon at the Nashville Downtown Sheraton on February 19th. This year, we focused on the impact of water utilities on the automotive industry in our state, naming the campaign: “Utilities Driving Tennessee Forward”. Each legislator or legislative staff member was provided with a USB flash drive that contained a digital copy of TAUD’s “We ARE Water” Legislative Rally book, detailed automotive campaign information, and talking points on TAUD’s Operator Certification Bill (SB1232/HB1066). The automotive campaign was very well received and most of our state legislators were unaware of the amount of jobs, revenue, and products that Tennessee utilities provide to the automotive industry. The state of Tennessee is first in the country in automotive manufacturing, producing nine vehicles between Infinity, General Motors, Volkswagen, and Nissan. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) reports that the automotive industry in Tennessee provides 105,735 jobs in 902 manufacturing companies and is responsible for 31% of Tennessee’s revenue. TAUD is proud that Tennessee’s utilities sustain such an important industry. Prior to the luncheon, Association members attended a legislative update to inform them on hot button issues. Currently, the issue most important to our industry is SB1232/HB1066, otherwise known as the Operator Certification bill. We asked those attending to explain the importance of supporting this bill for the good
of our operators and the water industry as a whole. TAUD’s Education Manager, Brent Ogles, presented the components of the bill in a very practical way, including the measures taken which led to the drafting of this bill. Additionally, detailed information on SB1232/HB1066 was sent to all TAUD members, as well as county and city mayors via e-mail. Updates on the Operator Certification bill are included in the weekly Legislative Update, which is provided to TAUD members that have opted to contribute to Activity Fees. We greatly appreciate those who have reached out to lawmakers in support of SB1232/HB1066. For more information on this and other legislative issues facing our industry, please contact our office at (615) 896-9022.
It takes more than 2,100 gallons of water to produce a single gallon of ethanol.
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The 902 automotive manufacturers and suppliers located in Tennessee. Map courtesy of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
Automotive Industry By the Numbers Tennessee First in Nation for Automotive Strength 105, 735 Tennesseans Employed in Automotive Manufacturing 902 Automotive Manufacturers & Suppliers in Tennessee 34% of Tennesseeâ€™s Total Manufacturing Jobs Support Automotive Industry
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(Plant 2), Dunn & Bybee Tool Company, Inc., Dura Automotive Glass, Dura Automotive Systems, Inc., Durable Products, Inc., Duren Tool & Die, Dynametal Technologies, Inc., Dynasteel Corporation, E & E Manufacturing of Tennessee, LLC, E I Dupont De Nemours & Company, Eagle Bend Manufacturing, East Tennessee Manufacturing Services, Eastern Plating, Inc., Eaton Corporation, Eaton Hydraulics, Eaton Inoac Company, Electrical Mechanical Technologies, Inc., Elliott Tool Company, Inc., Emory Valley Center, Environmental Science Corporation, Erwin Cole Enterprises, Inc., Excalibar Minerals, Inc., Excel Polymers, LLC, Exedy America Corporation, Exide Technologies, Battery Division, F L X Industries, Inc., Falcon Plastics, Inc., Faurecia Emmissions Control Technologies, USA, LLC, Federal - Mogul Corporation, Federal - Mogul Lighting Products, Feintool, Inc., Fiber Innovation Technology, Fiberweb, Inc., FICOSA North America, Filter Specialists, Inc., Finishing Solutions, Inc., Firestone Industrial Products, Fischer Tool & Die, Fischer USA Stainless Steel Tubing, Inc., Five Star Manufacturing, Fleenor Tool & Die, Inc., Fleet Pride, Inc., Fleetline Products, Inc., Flex Technologies, Inc., Flexsol Packaging Corporation, Flint Hydrostatics, Inc., Fluid Routing Solutions, Fluitek Corporation, Foam Fabricators, Inc., Foamworks, Inc., Forbo Adhesives Company, Forklift Systems, Inc., Formall, Inc., Foutch Industries, LLC, Fraen Machining Corporation Dba Swisstronics, Inc., Franklin Electrofluid Co Inc, FujiFilm HuntChemical USA, Inc., Fulflex, Fulmer Company, Fulton Bellows, LLC, Gabriel Ride Control Products, Inc., GE Polymershapes, Inc., Genco Stamping & Manufacturing Company, General Motors Corporation, Georgia Pacific Corrugated, Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, Gestamp Corporation, Gibbs Welding Supply, Inc., Gibson Broach & Tool Company, Gibson Heat Treating, Inc., Glastonbury Southern Gage, Global Industrial Components, GM Spring Hill Manufacturing , Godman High Performance, Inc., Goessling USA, Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Graybar Electric Company, Great Dane Trailers Tennessee, Inc., Green Metals, Inc., Greenleaf Industries, Inc., Greenway Products, Inc., Greer Stop Nut, Gregory Design & Manufacturing, Grinders Edge, Inc., H & H Hydraulics, LLC, H & O Tool & Die Company, H A V C O Wood Products, H B D Industries, Inc. / Thermold, Inc., Haley Tool & Stamping, Inc., Harrington & King South, Inc., Heckethorn Manufacturing Company, Inc., Heil Co, Helm Corporation, Helton, Inc., Henderson Stamping & Production, Inc., Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, Hennessy Industries, Inc., Hilton & Associates, Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering, Inc., HMMI, Hobbs Bonded Fiber, Inc., Hobby Industries, Hodge Manufacturing Company, Inc., Hoeganaes Corporation, Homax Products, Honigsberg & Duvel Corporation, Hope Industries, Inc., Horn USA, HPC Automation, HUF North America, Hughes Parker, LLC, Hurst Tool & Engineering Corporation, Hutcherson Metals, Inc., Hutchinson FTS, INC., Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Inc., I T W Industrial Finishing, IAC Group, ICO Polymers of North America, Imperial Group Lp, Imperial Group, LP - Plant 1, Industrial Converting Company, Industrial Design And Fabrication, Industrial Electronics Services, Inc., Industrial Machine Service, Industrial Marketing & Consultants, LLC, Industrial Resource Group, LLC, Industrial Rubber & Gasket, Industrial Tool & Die, Infrared Heating Technologies, LLC, Inspectech, InSyte Solutions, Inc., Integrated Control Systems, Inc., Integrated Manufacturing System, LLC, Integrated Marketing Company, LLC, Integrity Tennessee, Internal Engine Parts Group, Inc., International Automotive Components, International Chemical Corp, International Paper, Invista/Kordsa, ISSC Kanson, ITW CIP Tennessee, J - Dak, Inc., J & D Machine, J & J Cupples Company, Inc., J & J Machine & Tool Industry, J & J Tool & Die Company, Inc., J & W Castings, Inc., J B Cook, Inc., J F B Manufacturing, Inc., J M Consolidated Industries, LLC, J R Global Manufacturing, Inc., J S P International, J TEKT Automotive - Morristown, Inc., J TEKT Automotive Tennessee - Vonore Company, J. M. C. Tool & Die, Inc., J.R. Manufacturing - Tennessee, Jacobs Technology, Inc., JDC Coatings, Inc., Jetfab, Inc., John W. McDougal Company, Inc., Johnson Controls, Johnson Electric, Jones Plastics & Engineering Corporation, Joseph T Ryerson & Son, Inc., Jost International Corporation, K - Chemicals, K & S Wiring Systems, Inc., K G S Steel Nashville, Kaman Industrial Technology, Kano Laboratories Inc, Kardol Products, Inc., Kasbar National Industries, Inc., Kawasaki Tennessee, Inc., Kelsan, Inc., Kennametal, Inc., Kennametal, Ipg, Kenneday & Bowden Machine Company, Inc., Kenwal Steel - Tennessee, LLC, Key Safety Restraint Systems, Inc., Knight’s Enterprises, Inc., Knox Plating Works, Inc., Koide Tennessee, Inc., Kongsberg Automotive, Koyo Corporation of USA, KSE Racing Products Inc, Kyzen Corporation, L C Manufacturing Company, Inc., L J T Chattanooga, LLC, L M R Plastics, L O K A R, Inc., L W P, Inc., Labels Unlimited, LaFollette Machine & Tool Company, Inc., Lambert Enterprises, Langley Wire Cloth Products, Latrobe Steel Distribution, Inc., Leader Tool & Machinery Corp, Lear, Lectrochem Metal Finishing Company, Inc., Leggett & Platt, Inc., Leland - Powell Fasteners, Inc., Liberty Machine Company, LLC, Lifetime Industries, Inc., Linatex, Inc., Link Systems, Lorik Tool, Inc., Lucite International, Inc., Lynx Machine & Tool Company, LyondellBasell, M C M Corporation of Oneida, M E T C O M, Inc., M I S, Inc., M L Watkins Enterprises, Inc., M P Components, LLC, M P I International, Mac Papers, Inc., Machine Dynamics Inc, Machined Products Company, Inc., Mack Memphis PDC, MAG USA Inc., Magna Exteriors & Interiors, Magneti Marelli Suspension USA LLC, Magnum Manufacturing, Mahle, Mahle Filter Systems North America, Manar, Inc. - Tenn Plasco, Mann + Hummel USA, Manufacturers Industrial Group, Marangoni Treat North America, Inc., Marcus Paint Company, Inc., Maremont, Martin Machine & Tool Company, Martin Machine Works, Inc., Martinrea Automotive Systems (USA), LLC, MartinRea Fabco, Marubeni - Itochu Steel America, Inc., Mason Machining, Inc., Master Tool & Die, Inc., Master Tool & Machine, Material Handling, Inc., Materials Engineering and Testing Corporation, Matix Corporation, Matsuo Industries, USA, Inc., MC Iconic Solutions, McCormick Machine & Automation Company, Inc., McCowat - Mercer Packaging, Inc., McKey Perforating, McMinnville Tool & Die, Inc., McQuiddy Classic Printing Company, MCR Industries, LLC, MCR Safety, Mechanical Components of Tennessee, Inc., Memphis Shades, Inc., Meritor, Inc., Metal Management Memphis, Metal Quest, Inc., Metal Tech of Tennessee, LLC, Metokote Corporation (Plant 12), Metrican Stamping LLC, Metro Services, Inc., Micro - Technology Inc, Micro Metals, Inc., Microdyne Precision Tool Co, Mid - Lakes Corporation, Mid - South Metallurgical, Inc., Mid - South Screw Machine, Inc., Mid - South Wire Company, Inc., Mid South Industrial Automation, Mid-South Machine & Supply, MIG / Visteon Automotive Systems, LLC, MIG Wire & Tube, LLC, Mill Masters, Inc., Millenium Packaging Solutions, Miller Industries, Miller Industries Towing Equipment, Inc., Mills Products, Inc., Minco, Inc./Insul-Therm, Mini - Fibers, Inc., Miniature Precision Components, Inc., Minnewawa, Inc., Misa Metal Processing of Tennessee Inc., Misa Metals, Inc., Missouri Smelting Technology, Mitchell Industrial Tire Company, Inc., Mitchell Plastic Solutions, LLC, Mitsuchi Corporation of America, Mizuno USA, Inc., MMI - Trutec, Modern Forge of Tennessee, Inc., Modern Tooling Concepts, Inc., Modine Manufacturing Company, Moeller Manufacturing Company, Inc., Molded Metal Services, Inc., Monroe Motors Inc, Montara North America, Morgan Tool & Automation, Inc., Morrison Tool & Fabricating, Inc., Motor Wheel Corporation, Moultrie Tool & Manufacturing, M-Tek, Mullican Tool & Manufacturing, N G K Metals Corporation, N K C Of America Inc., N M C, Inc., N N, Inc., N S K Steering Systems, Inc., Nakatetsu, Inc., NASG Tennessee North, LLC, Nashville Coach, Inc., Nashville Metal Prep, Inc., Nashville Rubber & Gasket Company, Inc., Nashville Tent & Awning Company, Inc., Nemak, Network Industries Inc, New Tech Packaging, Inc., Newcomb Spring of Tennessee, NHK Seating of America, Inc., NIC Global Manufacturing Solutions, Nichirin Tennessee, Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., Nissan Power Train Assembly-Decherd, Nissan Trading Corporation, Nokian Tyres, Inc., Norandal USA, Inc., North American Container Corporation, North Central Tool & Manufacturing Company, Novita Technologies, Inc., Nucor Corporation, Nucsafe, Inc., Nuera Transport Company, Numark Inc., Numatics Actuator, NYX, Inc., O - Flex Automotive, Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory Energy Research, Oak Ridge Tool Engineering, Inc., Ohashi Technica USA TN, Ohashi USA, Inc., Okaya USA, Inc., Old Hickory Clay Company, Omega Plastics Corporation, O’Neal Steel, Inc., O’Neil Color And Compounding, Inc., Ooltewah Manufacturing, Orchid International, Otics USA, Inc., P D M, Inc., P E M K O Manufacturing Company, P M L, Inc., P M T, LLC, P S C Industries, Inc., P.I., Inc, Paccar, Inc., Packaging Corporation of America, Packaging Fulfillment Company, Inc., Packaging Services, Inc. of Tennessee, Palatec Manufacturing, Inc., Palm Commodities International, Inc., Parker Hannifin Corporation, Parker Seals, Inc., Parris Tool & Die Company, Pathway Polymers, Inc., Paul Mueller Packaging Solutions USA, LP, Paulo Products Company, PDM Technologies, LLC, Penn A Kem, LLC, Perfect Equipment, Inc., Perfection Moulders, Inc., Peterson Tool Company, Inc., Petoskey Plastics, Inc., Phoenix USA, Inc., Piedmont Plastics, Inc., Pioneer Machine, Inc., Pioneer Steel Corporation, Plastico/Pumptech, Plastics Products Company, Plasticycle Corp, Plaza Machine Tool Company, Inc., PMC Biogenix, Poly One Corporation, Polymer Components, Polymore Circuit Technologies, LP, PolyOne Corporation, Porcelain Industries, Inc., Porter - Walker, LLC, Portland Pallet Company, Powder Cote II, Powermaster Inc, Pratt Industries (USA), Prax Air, Inc, Precision Cable of Tennessee Inc., Precision Castings of Tennessee, Inc., Precision Coatings, Inc., Precision Engineering, Precision Industries, Inc., Precision Laser, Inc., Precision Machine Products Corporation, Precision Metalwork, Inc., Precision Molding Services, Inc., Precision Tool Services, Inc., Preferred Pallets, Inc., Preferred Rubber Compounding Corporation, Prescotech Industries, Inc., Press Repair Engineering Sales & Service, Inc., Pretoria Transit Interiors, Prime Colorants, Inc., Prime Technology, Inc., Print - Mart Printing Company, Printpack, Pro - Pack, Inc., Pro - Tech Industries, Inc., Pro Rac, Inc., Process Welding Systems, Inc., Professional Machine & Tool Company, Profile, Inc., Progressive Die & Stamping, Inc., Progressive Engineering, Inc., Progressive Industrial Solutions, LLC, Propex Operating Company, LLC, Protomet Corporation, PSE, Pulaski Steel Company, Puma Polymers, LLC, Putnam County Plastic Molding, Inc., Qualcast, Quality Industries, Inc., Quality Metal Treating, Quality Mold Shop Inc., Quality Plating Company, Inc., Quality Tool & Engineering Company, Quaprotek USA, Queen City Metals, Inc., R G E USA, Inc., R T E, R W Machine & Engineering, Inc., Randolph & Parks, Inc., Rat’s Glass, Ravago Manufacturing Americas, LLC, Rayloc, Division of Genuine Parts Company, Reflexxion Auto Products, LLC, Research Solvents & Chemicals Inc, Resource Label Group, Rexnord Corporation Link-Belt Bearing Div., Rhythm North America Corporation, Richland, LLC, Rigsby Manufacture, Ripley Industries, Riverside Machine Company, Inc., Rivertech Medical, LLC, Robbins & Bohr, LLC, RockTenn Company, Rogers Manufacturing Company, Inc., Rogers Petroleum, Inc., Royal Brass & Hose, Royal Group, Royal Printing & Supply Company, Ryerson Coil Processing, S & S Precision, Inc., S & S Screw Machine Company, LLC, S & S Tire, Inc., S J S Machine, LLC, S L Tennessee, LLC, S R G Global, S S M Industries, Inc., S T O R C O Manufacturing Company, S W & Sons USA, Inc., SaarGummi Tennessee, Saia - Burgess Automotive, Salga Plastics, Inc, San - Ei Seiko America, Inc., Scan Air Filter Company, Inc, Scepter, Inc., Schmiede Corporation, Schrader Electronics Limited, Scott Precision Machining, Inc., Seco Tools Inc., Security By Design, Sekisui Plastics USA, Inc., Servitech Industries, Inc., Setco Automotive North America, Seyi Presses, Shannon Precision Tool Company, Shawmut Corporation, Shiloh Industries, Dickson Manufacturing Division, Shiroki North America, Inc., Si Moderntech, Inc., Signal Industrial Products Corporation, Silver Eagle Bus Manufacturing, Siskin Steel & Supply Company, Inc., Skyline Manufacturing Corporation, Slip - Not Belting Corporation, Smelter Service Corporation, SMG-Southern Manufacturing Group, Smithfield Manufacturing, Inc., SMW Automotive Corporation, Snap - On Tools Corporation, South Atlantic Galvanizing Corporation, Southeast Industrial Components, Southern Auto Electric, Southern Casting Company, Southern Systems, Inc., Southern Tool Steel, Inc., Southern Tube Form, SouthStar Supply, Southtech, LLC, Specialty Chemical Company, LLC, Specprint, Inc., Sphere One, Sports Drive, Stamtec, Inc., Star Tool & Manufacturing Inc, Steel Technologies, SteelSummit Holdings, Inc., Sumiden Wire Products Corporation, Sunbelt Coating, LLC, Sunkote Plastic Coatings, Inc., Superior Essex, Superior Machine & Tool Inc, Svms, Inc., Swiss Tech, T & D Tool Services, Inc., T & W Machine Inc, T A B C O, Inc., T C T Stainless Steel of Nashville, Inc., T D Y Industries, Inc., T E N A C, Inc., T I Group, Automotive Systems Corporation, T.A. America Corporation, Tacle Seating USA, LLC, Taiho Manufacturing of Tennessee, LLC, Takahata Precision America, Inc., Tangent Industries, LLC, Tarasport Trailers, Inc, Techmer, P.M., Technical Machining, Technical Plating & Rubber, Inc., Tegrant Corporation, Teknor Apex Tennessee Company, Tenex, Inc., Tenn - Tex, Tennalum, Tenneco Automotive Walker Smithville, Tenneplas, Tennessee Abrasive, Inc., Tennessee Attachments Company, Inc., Tennessee Coatings, Inc., Tennessee Fastening Technology Corporation, Tennessee Mat Company, Tennessee Metal Works, Inc., Tennessee Packaging, Tennessee Stampings-Pulaski, LLC, Tennessee Steel Center, Inc., Tennessee T B D N Company, Tennessee Tool & Engineering, Inc., Tennessee Tool Corporation, Tennsmith Inc, Tepro, Inc., Terex Corporation, The Cone Company, The Dycho Company, Inc., The Mapes Piano String Company, ThermoFlex, LLC, ThyssenKrupp Automotive Systems, ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc., Timbar Packaging and Display, Titan Plastics, Titan Tire, Toho Tenax America, Inc., Tomsin Steel Processing, Inc., Toolworks, Inc., Topre America Corporation, Torque Traction Integration Technologies, Inc., Total Lubricants USA, Inc., Total Source Packaging, Inc., Tottser - Iroquois, Toyo Seat USA, Toyota Tsusho American, Inc., Transtar, Trew Industrial Wheels, Inc., Tri - Tech Molded Products, Triangle Machine & Tool Co, Trico Products, Tridon, Inc., Trim Trek Manufacturing, Inc., Trimatic Springs, Inc, Troxel Company, Tru - Line Tool & Manufacturing Company, Inc., Truck Pro, Inc., TruForm Manufacturing, Inc., Truskill Machining, Inc., TRW Automotive US LLC, TRW Fuji Valve, Inc., TRW, Commercial Steering Systems Division, TTE Casting Technologies, Inc., Tuftora Automotive Carpet, Inc., Turner Machine Company, Inc., Tysinger Hampton & Partners, Inc., U G N, Inc., U.S. Farathane Corporation, U.S. Tool & Gauge, Inc., U.S. Tsubaki, Inc.-Conveyor Operations Division, Ultimate Tool & Die Inc, Unipres U.S.A., Inc., United Carbide Industries, Inc, United Saw & Supply Company, United Stainless, Inc., United Wheel Innovations, Universal America, Inc, Urethane Associates, Inc., USA Machine, Inc., Usi, Vacuum Technology Inc., Valeo, Valley Manufacturing Company, Inc, Valley Packaging Corporation, Van - Rob Manchester, VIAM Manufacturing, Inc., Viebahn North America, LP, Vinylex Corporation, Vista - Pro Automotive, LLC, Volkswagen Group of America, Volkswagen of America-Chattanooga Operations LLC, Volunteer Adhesives Corporation, Volunteer Bearing & Supply, Volunteer Box LLC, Volunteer Sintered Products Company, Volvo Parts North America, Vytron Corporation, W M Barr & Company, Inc., W R Grace & Company, Walker Die Casting, Inc, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Wally - Mo Trailers, Warren County Screw Machine, Inc., Wayne Terry Co, WEGO Precision Machine, Inc., Western Plastics, Wil - Ro, Inc, Wildridge Machine Shop, Willmore Tool & Die, Inc, Wingard Quality Supply, LLC, Winsett Tool, Inc., Wiremasters, Inc., Wise Manufacturing, Inc., Wolverine Broach Company, Inc., Woodbridge Foam Fabricating, Inc., Woodward & Stinson Printing Company, Inc., Wright Industries, Inc, WWI Vehicle Services America, Inc., WYCO Tire Technology, Yazaki North America, Yorco, Yorozu Automotive Tennessee, Inc., Zanini Tennessee, Inc., Zip Products, Inc., Zyp Coatings, Inc.
452 Water & Wastewater Utilities Provide Safe, Clean & Effi
ADAMS-CEDAR HILL WATER SYSTEM, ADAMSVILLE WATER SYSTEM, ALAMO WATER DEPT., ALCOA WATER SYSTEM, ALEXANDRIA WATER SYSTEM, ALGOOD WATER SYSTEM, ALLARDT WATER WORKS, ALPHA-TALBOTT U.D. ANDERSON COUNTY WATER AUTORITY, AQUA UTILITIES CO, INC., ARDMORE WATER SYSTEM, ARTHUR-SHAWANEE U.D., ASHLAND CITY WATER DEPT. ATHENS UTILITIES BOARD, ATOKA WATER SYSTEM, ATWOOD WATER SYSTEM, BANGHAM U.D., BARTLETT WATER SYSTEM, BAXTER WATER DEPT, BCCX W BROWNLOW U.D., BROWNSVILLE WATER DEPT., BRUCETON WATER SYSTEM, BYRDSTOWN WATER DEPT., CAGLE-FREDONIA U.D., CALHOUN-CHARLESTON UTILITY, CAMDEN WATER DEPT., CANDLEWOOD LAKES P.O.A. WATER, CARDERVIEW U.D., CARTHAGE WATER SYSTEM, CARYVILLE-JACKSBORO U. D., CASTALIAN SPRINGS-BETHPAGE, CEDAR GROVE U.D., CELINA WATER SYSTEM, CENTER GROVE-WINCHESTER SYSTEM, CENTERVILLE WATER SYSTEM, CHALET VILLAGE NORTH, CHANUTE-PALL MALL UTILITY, CHAPE COPPERHILL WATER DEPT., CORDELL HULL U.D., COUNTY LINE TRAILER PARK, COUNTY WIDE U. D., COVINGTON WATER DEPT., COWAN BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, CRAB ORCHARD U.D., CROCKETT MILLS U.D., CROSS ANCHOR U.D., CROSSVILLE WATER DEPT., CUMBERLAND CITY WATER DEPT., CUMBERLAND GAP WATER SERVICES, CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS UTILITY, CUMBERLAND UTILITY U.D., CUNNINGHAM EAST MONT WATER, CUNNINGHAM U.D., DANDRIDGE WATER DEPT., DAYTON WATER DEPT., DECATUR WATER DEPT. EASTSIDE U.D., EASTVIEW U.D., ELBRIDGE WATER ASSOC., ELIZABETHTON WATER DEPT., ENGLEWOOD WATER DEPT., ERIN WATER DEPT., ERWIN UTILITIES, ESTILL SPRINGS WATER DEPT., ETOWAH UTILITIES, FAIRVIEW U.D., FALL CREEK FALLS UTILITY, FALL RIVER RD U.D., FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, FENTRESS COUNTY U.D., FIRST U.D. OF CARTER COUNTY, FIRST U.D. OF TIPTON COUNTY, FIRST U.D. OF HAWKINS COUNTY, FIRST U.D. OF HARDIN COUNTY, FIRST UTIL DIST OF KNOX COUNTY, FLAT CREEK CO-OP, WATERDEPT., GRAND VALLEY LAKES PO ASSOC., GRANDVIEW U.D., GRAYSVILLE WATER DEPT., GREAT SMOKY MTNS NATIONAL, GREENBRIER WATER & SEWER, GREENEVILLE WATER & LIGHT, GREENFIELD WATER DEPT., GRIFFITH CREEK U.D., H.B.& T.S. U.D., HALLS WATER SYSTEM, HALLSDALE POWELL U.D., HAMPTON U.D., HARBOR U.D., HARPETH VALLEY U.D., HARRIMAN UTILITY BOARD, HARTSVILLE-TROUDALE CO WATER, HAYWOOD CO. U.D., HENDERSON WATER DEPT., HENDERSONVILLE U.D., HENNING WATER DEPT., HEN U.D. #4, JACKSON UD-MERCER PLANT, JACKSON WATER SYSTEM, JACOBS CREEK JOB CORPS CE, JAMESTOWN WATER DEPT., JASPER WATER DEPT., JEFFERSON CITY WATER & SE, JELLICO WATER DEPT., JOHNSON CITY WATER DEPT., JOHNSON UNIVERSITY, JONESBOROUGH WATER DEPT., KENTON WATER DEPT., KINGSPORT WATER DEPT., KINGSTON WATER SYSTEM, KNOX-CHAPMAN U.D., KNOXVILLE UTILITIES BOARD, LA FOLLETTE UTILITIES BOA, LA GRANGE WATER DEPT., LA VERGNE WATER SYSTEM, LAFAYETTE W WATER DEPT., LOBELVILLE WATER DEPT., LONE OAK U.D., LOON BAY PROPERTY OWNERS, LORETTO WATER DEPT., LOUDON UTILITIES BOARD, LUTTRELL-BLAINE-CORRYTON, LYNNVILLE WATER DEPT., MADISON SUBURBAN U.D., MADISONVILLE WATER DEPT., MALLORY VALLEY U.D., MANCHESTER WATER DEPT., MARSHALL CO BD P.U. #1, MARTEL U.D., MARTIN WATER DEPT., MARYVILLE DEPT OF WATER QUALITY, MASON WATER DEPT., MAURY CITY WATER DEPT., MAURY CO WATER SYSTEM, AYNARDVILLE WATER DEPT., MCE MOSHEIM U.D., MOUNT PLEASANT WAT SYSTEM #1, MOUNTAIN CITY WATER DEPT., MOWBRAY MOUNTAIN UTILITY, MUNFORD WATER DEPT., MURFREESBORO WATER DEPT., NASHVILLE WATER DEPT #2, NASHVILLE WATER DEPT. #1, NEW CANTON U.D., NEW JOHNSONVILLE WATER DEPT., NEW MARKET U.D., NEWBERN WATER DEPT., NEWPORT RESORT WATER SYSTEM, NEWPORT UTILITIES BOARD, NIOTA WATER SYSTEM, NOLENSVILLE-COLLEGE GROVE, NORRIS WATER COMMISSION, NORTH ELIZABETHTON WATER, NORTH OLD HICKORY U.D., OLD HICKORY WATER COMPANY, OLD KNOXVILLE HWY U.D., OLIVER SPRINGS WATER BOAR, ONEIDA W&S COMMISSION, PARIS BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, PARSONS WATER DEPARTMENT, PERRYVILLE U.D., PERSIA U.D., PETERS’ HOLLOW WATER SYSTEM, PETERSBURG WATER SYSTEM, PIGEON FORGE WATER DEPT., PIKEVILLE WATER SYSTEM, PIPERTON WATER SYSTEM, PLATEAU U.D., PLEASANT VIEW U.D., POPLAR GROVE U.D., PORTLAND WATER SYSTEM, PULASKI WATER SYSTEM, PURYEAR WATE U.D., SALTILLO U.D., SAMBURG U.D., SARDIS WATER SYSTEM, SAVANNAH UTILITY DEPT., SAVANNAH VALLEY U. D., SCOTTS HILL WATER SYSTEM, SECOND SOUTH CHEATHAM U.D, SELMER WATER SYSTEM, SEVIER COUNTY WATER DEPT., SEVIERVILLE WATER SYSTEM, SEWANEE U.D., SHADY GROVE U.D., SHARON WATER SYSTEM, SHELBYVILLE WATER SYSTEM, SIAM U.D., SIGNAL MOUNTAIN WATER SYSTEM, SMITH U.D., SMITHVILLE WATER SYSTEM, SMYRNA WATER SYSTEM, SNEEDVILLE U.D., SODDY-DAISY-FALLING WATER, STANTON WATER SYSTEM, STRIGGERSVILLE U.D., SUCK CREEK WATER SYSTEM, SUMMERTOWN WATER SYSTEM, SURGOINSVILLE U.D., SWEETWATER UTILITY BOARD, SYLVIA-TENN CITY-POND UTILITIES, TARPLEY SHOP U.D., TELLICO AREA SERVICES SYSTEM, TELLICO PLAINS WATER DEPT., TELLICO VILLAGE POA, TENN-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY, TENNESSEE RIDGE WATER SYSTEM, THE FARM WATER SYSTEM, TIPTONVILLE WATER SYSTEM, TOONE WATER SYSTEM, TRACY CITY WATER SYSTEM, TRENTON WATER SYST PUBLIC UTILITIES #1, #2 & #3, WAYNESBORO WATER SYSTEM, WEARS VALLEY RANCH, WEBB CREEK U.D., WEST CUMBERLAND U.D., WEST KNOX UTILITY DISTRICT, WEST OVERTON U.D., WEST POINT U.D., WEST TN STATE PENITENTIAR, WEST WARREN-VIOLA U.D., WEST WILSON U.D., WESTMORELAND WATER SYSTEM
Colleen Sauvé, Publications Fresh water delivered straight to the tap, what a modern marvel! It’s perhaps the key luxury that separates us from second and third world nations, yet likely one of the most taken for granted. Not only is tap water a big-deal, but the infrastructure to move and treat wastewater is equally important. Essential to everyday life, utilities provide water to people’s homes but industries also rely on water to operate. From basic rinsing to the latest technology, this article reveals how water assists the state’s steadily growing auto manufacturing industry. According to ReliablePlant.com, in an article addressing Nissan’s growth in the Southeast, three factors were mentioned as being “the ‘trinity’ of basic needs for any automobile manufacturing operation.” They are highways, rails and water. Thanks to resources managed by four hundred and fifty-two (452) utilities providing clean, safe and efficient water & wastewater services, Tennessee is an ideal location. State auto manufacturers and original equipment manufactures (OEMs) save money and reduce emissions with waterbased technologies. Both, Nissan and GM use hydroforming in the manufacturing of select vehicles and their components. Hydroforming uses water combined with chemicals in a high-pressurized molding technique. Auto rails and car bodies can be made this way, which is an alternative to mechanically stamped mold construction. FORTUNE Magazine reported that manufacturers save millions in tooling costs as a result of the hydroforming technology. It is mostly used for low volume vehicles. In the production of the Corvette it saved GM a reported $25 million. Not only did the technology save GM money, but the hydroforming construction also stiffened the rails while reducing the weight of the car.
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BOTT U.D. ANDERSON COUNTY WATER AUTORITY, AQUA UTILITIES CO, INC., ARDMORE WATER SYSTEM, ARTHUR-SHAWANEE U.D., ASHLAND CITY WATER DEPT. ATHENS UTILITIES BOARD,Information ATOKA WATER SYSTEM, provided by TAUD with the assistance of the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturing Association (TAMA) U.D., BELVIDERE RURAL U.D., BENTON WATER SYSTEM, BETHEL SPRINGS WATER SYSTEM, BIG CREEK U.D., BIG SANDY WATER DEPT.., BLOOMINGDALE U.D., BLOUNTVILLE U.D., BLUFF CITY WATER DEPT., BOLIVAR & Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development WNLOW U.D., BROWNSVILLE WATER DEPT., BRUCETON WATER SYSTEM, BYRDSTOWN WATER DEPT., CAGLE-FREDONIA U.D., CALHOUN-CHARLESTON UTILITY, CAMDEN WATER DEPT., CANDLEWOOD LAKES P.O.A. TERVILLE WATER SYSTEM, CHALET VILLAGE NORTH, CHANUTE-PALL MALL UTILITY, CHAPEL HILL WATER SYSTEM, CHEROKEE HILLS U.D., CHUCKEY U.D., CLAIBORNE UTILITIES DISTRICT, CLARKSBURG U.D., CLARKSOR WATER SYSTEM, COLUMBIA POWER AND WATER, CONSOLIDATED U.D. OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, COOKEVILLE BOAT DOCK ROAD, COOKEVILLE WATER DEPT., COPPER BASIN U.D., COPPERHILL WATER DEPT., OSSVILLE WATER DEPT., CUMBERLAND CITY WATER DEPT., CUMBERLAND GAP WATER SERVICES, CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS UTILITY, CUMBERLAND UTILITY U.D., CUNNINGHAM EAST MONT WATER, CUNNINGHAM U.D., T, DEWHITE U.D., DOUBLE SPRINGS U.D., DOVER WATER DEPT., DOWELLTWN-LIBERTY UTILITY, DRESDEN WATER DEPT., DRY BRANCH WATER SYSTEM, DRY RUN U.D., DUCK RIVER UTILITY COMMISSION, DUNLAP ELBRIDGE WATER ASSOC., ELIZABETHTON WATER DEPT., ENGLEWOOD WATER DEPT., ERIN WATER DEPT., ERWIN UTILITIES, ESTILL SPRINGS WATER DEPT., ETOWAH UTILITIES, FAIRVIEW U.D., FALL CREEK FALLS to the NService COUNTY, FIRST UTIL DIST OF KNOX COUNTY, FLAT CREEK CO-OP, FLAT CREEK CO-OP #2, FORT CAMPBELL WATER SYSTEM, FRANKLIN WATER DEPT., FRIENDSHIP DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, FRIENDSHIP WATER ts approximately N CO MUN WATER DISTRICT, GIBSON CO MUN WATER DISTRICT, GIBSON WATER DEPT., GLADEVILLE U.D., GLEASON WATER DEPT., GLEN HILLS U.D., GRAND JUNCTION, WATERDEPT., GRAND VALLEY LAKES PO ASD., HALLS WATER SYSTEM, HALLSDALE POWELL U.D., HAMPTON U.D., HARBOR U.D., HARPETH VALLEY U.D., HARRIMAN UTILITY BOARD, HARTSVILLE-TROUDALE CO WATER, HAYWOOD CO. U.D., HENDERSON WATER N U.D., HOHENWALD WATER SYSTEM, HOLLOW ROCK WATER DEPT., HOLSTON U.D., HORNBEAK U.D., HORNSBY WATER DEPT., HUMBOLTFirst UTILITIES-WATER DISTRICT, in the Nation for HUNTINGDON WATER DEPT., HUNTLAND WATER WATER SYSTEM, JACOBS CREEK JOB CORPS CE, JAMESTOWN WATER DEPT., JASPER WATER DEPT., JEFFERSON CITY WATER & SE,Automotive JELLICO WATER DEPT., JOHNSON CITY WATER DEPT., JOHNSON UNIVERSITY, Manufacturing! ER DEPT., LA VERGNE WATER SYSTEM, LAFAYETTE WATER SYSTEM, LAGUARDO U.D., LAKE CITY WATER DEPT., LAKEVIEW U.D., LAUDERDALE CO WATER SYSTEM, LAUREL MTN LAKES WATER ASSOC., LAWRENCEDEPT RASCAL, LEXINGTON WATER SYSTEMS, LINCOLN CO BD OF P.U. #1, LINCOLN CO BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES #2, LINDEN WATER DEPT., LIVINGSTONWATER DEPT., LOBELVILLE WATER DEPT., LONE OAK U.D., VALLEY U.D., MANCHESTER WATER DEPT., MARSHALL CO BD P.U. #1, MARTEL U.D., MARTIN WATER DEPT., MARYVILLE DEPT OF WATER QUALITY, MASON WATER DEPT., MAURY CITY WATER DEPT., MAURY CO WAThe Auto Industry Represents OORE COUNTY, METRO LYNCHBURG/MOORE COUNTY, MICHIE WATER DEPT., MIDGrowth HAWKINS COUNTY UTILITY, MIDDLETON WATER DEPT., MILAN WATER DEPT. MILCROFTON U.D., MILLINGTON WATER DEPT., MINOR of Tennessee’s Total Employment AIN CITY WATER DEPT., MOWBRAY MOUNTAIN UTILITY, MUNFORD WATER DEPT., MURFREESBORO WATER DEPT., NASHVILLE WATER DEPT #2, NASHVILLE WATER DEPT. #1, NEW CANTON U.D., NEW JOHNSONVILLE N, NORTH ELIZABETHTON WATER, NORTH GREENE UTILITIES, NORTH OVERTON U.D., NORTH STEWART U.D., NORTH U.D. OF RHEA COUNTY, NORTH UD OF DECATUR/BENTO, NORTHEAST HENRY CO U.D., NORTHNNOR U.D., OAK RIDGE DEPT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, OAKLAND WATER DEPT., OBION WATER DEPT., OCOEE U.D., OLD GAINESBORO ROAD UTILITY, OLD HICKORY U.D., OLD HICKORY WATER COMPANY, OLD KNOXM, PETERSBURG WATER SYSTEM, PIGEON FORGE WATER DEPT., PIKEVILLE WATER SYSTEM, PIPERTON WATER SYSTEM, PLATEAU U.D., PLEASANT VIEW U.D., POPLAR GROVE U.D., PORTLAND WATER SYSTEM, PUSTEM, RIPLEY WATER SYSTEM, RIVER ROAD U.D., ROAN MOUNTAIN U.D., ROANE CENTRAL U.D., ROBINDALE WATER ASSOC., ROCKWOOD WATER SYSTEM, ROGERS SPRINGS POA, ROGERSVILLE WATER SYSTEM, AH UTILITY DEPT., SAVANNAH VALLEY U. D., SCOTTS HILL WATER SYSTEM, SECOND SOUTH CHEATHAM U.D, SELMER WATER SYSTEM, SEVIER COUNTY WATER DEPT., SEVIERVILLE WATER SYSTEM, SEWANEE U.D., CARS SODDY-DAISY-FALLING WATER, SOMERVILLE WATER SYSTEM, SOUTH BLOUNT U.D., SOUTH BRISTOL-WEAVER PIKE, SOUTH CUMBERLAND U.D., SOUTH ELIZABETHTON UTILITIES, SOUTH FULTON WATER SYSTEM, MADE NG CITY WATER SYSTEM, SPRING CREEK U.D., SPRING HILL WATER DEPT., SPRINGFIELD WATER SYSTEM, ST JOSEPH WATER SYSTEM, STANTON WATER SYSTEM, STRIGGERSVILLE U.D., SUCK CREEK WATER IN TN SYSEPT., TELLICO VILLAGE POA, TENN-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY, TENNESSEE RIDGE WATER SYSTEM, THE FARM WATER SYSTEM, TIPTONVILLE WATER SYSTEM, TOONE WATER SYSTEM, TRACY CITY WATER SYSICOI U.D., UNION CITY WATER DEPT., UNION FORK-BAKEWELL U.D., VANLEER WATER DEPARTMENT, WALDEN RIDGE U.D., WARREN COUNTY U.D., WARTRACE WATER SYSTEM, WATER AUTH. OF DICKSON COUNTY, LEY RANCH, WEBB CREEK U.D., WEST CUMBERLAND U.D., WEST KNOX UTILITY DISTRICT, WEST OVERTON U.D., WEST POINT U.D., WEST TN STATE PENITENTIAR, WEST WARREN-VIOLA U.D., WEST WILSON U.D., WINCHESTER WATER SYSTEM, WITT U.D., WOODBURY WATER SYSTEM, WOODLAWN SHORES WATERWORK, WOODLAWN U.D., WOODRUN LAKES S/D, LAKE CITY WATER DEPT.
icient Services to the People and Industries of Tennessee
WATER SYSTEM, BEAN STATION U.D., BEDFORD COUNTY U.D., BELL BUCKLE WATER SYSTEM, BELLS PUBLIC U.D., BELVIDERE RURAL U.D., BENTON WATER SYSTEM, BETHEL SPRINGS WATER SYSTEM, BIG CREEK U.D., BIG SANDY WATER DEPT.., BLOOMINGDALE U.D., BLOUNTVILLE U.D., BLUFF CITY WATER DEPT., BOLIVAR WATER SYSTEM, BON AQUA-LYLES U.D., BON DE CROFT U.D., BRADFORD WATER SYSTEM, BRENTWOOD WATER DEPT., BRIGHTON WATER SYSTEM, BRISTOL DEPT. UTILITIES, BRISTOL-BLUFF CITY UTILITY, EL HILL WATER SYSTEM, CHEROKEE HILLS U.D., CHUCKEY U.D., CLAIBORNE UTILITIES DISTRICT, CLARKSBURG U.D., CLARKSVILLE WATER DEPT., CLEAR FORK U.D., CLEVELAND UTILITIES, CLIFTON WATER DEPT., CLINTON UTILITIES BOARD, COLD SPRINGS U.D., COLLIERVILLE WATER DEPT., COLLINWOOD WATER DEPT., COLONIAL HARBOR WATER SYSTEM, COLUMBIA POWER AND WATER, CONSOLIDATED U.D. OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, COOKEVILLE BOAT DOCK ROAD, COOKEVILLE WATER DEPT., COPPER BASIN U.D., ., DECATURVILLE WATER SYSTEM, DECHERD WATER DEPT., DEERFIELD RESORT WATER SYSTEM, DEKALB U.D., DEKALB UTILITY DISTRICT, DEWHITE U.D., DOUBLE SPRINGS U.D., DOVER WATER DEPT., DOWELLTWN-LIBERTY UTILITY, DRESDEN WATER DEPT., DRY BRANCH WATER SYSTEM, DRY RUN U.D., DUCK RIVER UTILITY COMMISSION, DUNLAP WATER SYSTEM, DYER WATER DEPT., DYERSBURG SUB CONSOLIDATED U.D., DYERSBURG WATER DEPT., EAST FORK U.D., EAST MONTGOMERY U.D., EAST SEVIER COUNTY U. D. FLAT CREEK CO-OP #2, FORT CAMPBELL WATER SYSTEM, FRANKLIN WATER DEPT., FRIENDSHIP DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, FRIENDSHIP WATER COMPANY, FRIENDSVILLE WATER WORKS, GAINESBORO WATER SYSTEM, GALLATIN WATER DEPT., GALLAWAY WATER DEPT., GATES WATER DEPT., GATLINBURG WATER DEPT. GERMANTOWN WATER DEPT., GIBSON CO MUN WATER DISTRICT, GIBSON CO MUN WATER DISTRICT, GIBSON WATER DEPT., GLADEVILLE U.D., GLEASON WATER DEPT., GLEN HILLS U.D., GRAND JUNCTION NRY WATER SYSTEM, HIDDEN HOLLOW WATER SYSTEm, HILLSVILLE U.D., HIWASSEE COLLEGE WATER SYSTEM, HIWASSEE UTILITY COMMISSION, HIXSON U.D., HOHENWALD WATER SYSTEM, HOLLOW ROCK WATER DEPT., HOLSTON U.D., HORNBEAK U.D., HORNSBY WATER DEPT., HUMBOLT UTILITIES-WATER DISTRICT, HUNTINGDON WATER DEPT., HUNTLAND WATER SYSTEM, HUNTSVILLE U.D., INTERMONT U.D., IRON CITY U.D., JACKSON COUNTY U.D., JACKSON COUNTY U.D. #3, JACKSON COUNTY UD #2, JACKSON COUNTY WATER SYSTEM, LAGUARDO U.D., LAKE CITY WATER DEPT., LAKEVIEW U.D., LAUDERDALE CO WATER SYSTEM, LAUREL MTN LAKES WATER ASSOC., LAWRENCEBURG WATER SYSTEM, LEAD MINE BEND WATER ASSOC., LEATHERWOOD WATER DISTRICT, LEBANON WATER SYSTEM, LENOIR CITY UTILITY BOARD, LEOMA U.D., LEWISBURG WATER SYSTEM, LEXINGTON WAT DEPT RASCAL, LEXINGTON WATER SYSTEMS, LINCOLN CO BD OF P.U. #1, LINCOLN CO BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES #2, LINDEN WATER DEPT., LIVINGSTON EWEN WATER DEPT., MCKENZIE WATER DEPT., MCLEMORESVILLE WATER DEPT., MCMINNVILLE WATER DEPT., MEMPHIS LIGHT, GAS, & WATER, METRO LYNCHBURG/MOORE COUNTY, METRO LYNCHBURG/MOORE COUNTY, MICHIE WATER DEPT., MID HAWKINS COUNTY UTILITY, MIDDLETON WATER DEPT., MILAN WATER DEPT. MILCROFTON U.D., MILLINGTON WATER DEPT., MINOR HILL WATER U.D., MONTEAGLE PUBLIC UTILITY, MONTEREY WATER DEPT, MOORESBURG U.D., MORRISTOWN WATER SYSTEM, MOSCOW WATER DEPT., H GREENE UTILITIES, NORTH OVERTON U.D., NORTH STEWART U.D., NORTH U.D. OF RHEA COUNTY, NORTH UD OF DECATUR/BENTO, NORTHEAST HENRY CO U.D., NORTHEAST KNOX U.D., NORTHEAST LAWRENCE UTILITY, NORTHWEST CLAY COUNTY UTILITY, NORTHWEST DYERSBURG U.D., NORTHWEST HENRY CO. U.D., NORTON CREEK WATER SYSTEM, NSA - MIDSOUTH, O’CONNOR U.D., OAK RIDGE DEPT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, OAKLAND WATER DEPT., OBION WATER DEPT., OCOEE U.D., OLD GAINESBORO ROAD UTILITY ER SYSTEM, QUEBECK WALLING U.D., RAMER WATER DEPT., RED BOILING SPRINGS WATER, REELFOOT U.D., REELFOOT WATER ASSOC., RICEVILLE U.D., RIDGELY WATER SYSTEM, RIPLEY WATER SYSTEM, RIVER ROAD U.D., ROAN MOUNTAIN U.D., ROANE CENTRAL U.D., ROBINDALE WATER ASSOC., ROCKWOOD WATER SYSTEM, ROGERS SPRINGS POA, ROGERSVILLE WATER SYSTEM, ROSSVILLE WATER SYSTEM, RUSSELLVILLE WHITESBURG UTILITIES, RUTHERFORD WATER SYSTEM, RUTLEDGE WATER SYSTEM, SALE CREEK SOMERVILLE WATER SYSTEM, SOUTH BLOUNT U.D., SOUTH BRISTOL-WEAVER PIKE, SOUTH CUMBERLAND U.D., SOUTH ELIZABETHTON UTILITIES, SOUTH FULTON WATER SYSTEM, SOUTH GILES U.D., SOUTH PARIS WATER CO-OP, SOUTH PITTSBURG WATER SYSTEM, SOUTH SIDE U.D. #1, SOUTH SIDE U.D. #2, SOUTH SIDE U.D. #3, SPARTA WATER SYSTEM, SPENCER WATER SYSTEM, SPRING CITY WATER SYSTEM, SPRING CREEK U.D., SPRING HILL WATER DEPT., SPRINGFIELD WATER SYSTEM, ST JOSEPH WATER SYSTEM TEM, TREZEVANT WATER SYSTEM, TRIMBLE WATER SYSTEM, TROY WATER SYSTEM, TUCKALEECHEE U.D., TULLAHOMA BOARD OF UTILITIES, TURNEY CENTER, TWENTY FIVE U.D., UNICOI U.D., UNION CITY WATER DEPT., UNION FORK-BAKEWELL U.D., VANLEER WATER DEPARTMENT, WALDEN RIDGE U.D., WARREN COUNTY U.D., WARTRACE WATER SYSTEM, WATER AUTH. OF DICKSON COUNTY, WATERTOWN WATER SYSTEM, WATTS BAR EAST U.D., WATTS BAR UTILITY DISTRICT, WAVERLY WATER DEPT., WAYNE CO. BOARD OF M, WHITE HOUSE U.D., WHITE PINE WATER SYSTEM, WHITEVILLE WATER DEPT., WHITWELL WATER DEPT., WILSON CO. WATER & WASTEWATER, WINCHESTER WATER SYSTEM, WITT U.D., WOODBURY WATER SYSTEM, WOODLAWN SHORES WATERWORK, WOODLAWN U.D., WOODRUN LAKES S/D, LAKE CITY WATER DEPT.
Now, GM also uses this technology in the development of some trucks and SUVs, like the Tennessee built Equinox. Another way auto manufacturers use water is with water-based auto painting, also called waterborne paint. This product is considered an alternative to paint that is derived of chemicals and paint-thinners, which emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are becoming more and more regulated as states look to offset their carbon footprint. DuPont, which has several manufacturing plants in Tennessee, is a leading manufacturer of waterborne paint used by OEMs. Water continues to be a beneficial resource to industries with a multitude of uses. As a result, auto manufacturing continues to provide business growth and an increase in available jobs across the state. Water is one of the state’s most precious commodities that sustains business and technology, but most importantly our quality of life. The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD) is the oldest rural water association in the nation and is the premier source for training & technical assistance for water, wastewater & natural gas utilities across the state. The Association’s staff, combined has over 200 years of experience in utility operations, training & management. Professionalism, teamwork and commitment are the trademarks of TAUD. Over four hundred (400) utilities in the state agree with these values; This is why they are members of the Association. With TAUD hard at work, the future of vital water services for rural and suburban Tennesseans looks brighter than ever.
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2013 Annual Meeting
TAUD Associate Sponsored Dinner and Casino Night Fundraiser
Monday, June 3rd 5 - 8 PM Stones River Country Club
benefitting the TUEC Scholarship Fund
w1830 NW Broad Street wMurfreesboro, TN Does you utility need new equipment, a new computer system, new vehicles ? Thinking about upgrading to an Automatic Meter Reading System? No matter what your financial needs are
TUA has a loan for your utility.
Amount from $150,000 up to $50,000,000 dollars Terms from 1 year to 30 years If you have need of financing call or email: John Hall 931.607.1014 email@example.com
Dan Martin 931.312.9405 Danmartin@taud.org
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MONDAY - June 3rd Shotgun Start 12PM Scholarship Golf Tournament Stones River Country Club 1830 NW Broad St. Murfreesboro, TN 37129 www.stonesriverrcc.org
For more info contact: Mike Clingenpeel 615.476.8400 Larry Lewis 731.234.0360
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SAVE! We have a crew in YOUR AREA! Inspections Repair New & Used Wet In Service Cleaning Relocation Dry Paint Erectors ROV Insulation Dismantles (Robotic) API Mixing System
Tanks Elevated Underground Ground Storage
ROV inspections can be viewed on TV console during inspection & DVD provided. All inspections include bound reports, recommendations and cost estimates.
Hugh McGee 270-826-9000 Ext. 330 www.watertank.com
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CUSTOM WATER TREATMENT PROGRAMS DESIGNED BY PROFESSIONALS SINCE 1990 WATER QUALITY COMPLIANCE ENSURED FOR:
POTABLE NSF Certified Products Distribution System Compliance
Microbiological Testing Operator Training
Surface Water Influent Chemistry Enhanced Disinfection
DBP Control with Chlorine Dioxide Corrosion Control
BOILER AND COOLING WATER Langelier and Ryzner Index Calculations Corrosion Coupon Studies
Energy and Water Saving Recommendations Inspections of Towers
STORMWATER Technical Support Testing Polymers
Microbiological Control Epa Approved Products
INDUSTRIAL & MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER Sludge Dewatering Suspended Solids/Bod Control Operator Training
Dechlorination Service Algae Control
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Upcoming Classes - TAUD Training Station
Call the TAUD Training Station (615) 900-1000
You may register for any of these courses online at: www.taud.org, click “Training”, then click “List All” or select your desired category: -Water Treatment/ Distribution -Wastewater/ Collection -Certification Prep -Conferences -Backflow Training -Safety -Natural Gas -Commissioner’s Training
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CHATTANOOGA Wilkins Backflow Preventer Repair Class Cross Connection Renewal Cross Connection Basic Emergency Operations
6 hrs. All 6 hrs. All 15 hrs. All 6 hrs. All
CLARKSVILLE Emergency Operations
6 hrs. All
5/14 5/14 5/15 8/26 8/28 8/29
GRAY Chemical Oxidation (1 Day) Chemical Oxidation (3 Days) Chemical Oxidation (2 Days) Hazard Communication/TN Right-to-Know Trench Excavation Competent Person Emergency Operations
6 hrs. DS or CS 18 hrs. All 12 hrs. WT or WW 3 hrs. All 6 hrs. DS or CS 6 hrs. All
GATLINBURG Business of Running a Utility Conference
6 hrs. All
6/12 6/13 6/18 7/11 7/16 8/14
JACKSON Trench Excavation Competent Person Confined Space Flagger Certification Course Emergency Operations Wilkins Backflow Preventer Repair Class Practical Math for Distribution Operators
6 hrs. 6 hrs. 4 hrs. 6 hrs. 6 hrs. 6 hrs.
JOHNSON CITY Confined Space
6 hrs. All
DS or CS All DS or CS All All DS
KNOXVILLE 5/13 Water Loss: Assessment & Solutions 6 hrs. DS or WT 7/9 SDWA Update for Grade 3 & 4 Water Treatment Plant Operators 6 hrs. WT 7/10 SDWA Update for All Water Treatment Plant Operators 6 hrs. WT 7/11 SDWA Update for Distribution System Operators 6 hrs. DS 7/30 GPS/GIS Benefits, Equipment, & Operation 6 hrs. DS or CS 35
Upcoming Classes - TAUD Training Station 7/31 8/1 8/2 8/12 8/21 8/22 8/23 8/28 9/3 9/4
TOSHA Safety Training Flagger Certification Course Lockout/Tag Out Fundamentals of Water Treatment Trench Excavation Competent Person Confined Space CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Class Emergency Operations Cross Connection Renewal Cross Connection Basic
6 hrs. All 4 hrs. DS or CS 3 hrs. All 12 hrs. WT 6 hrs. DS or CS 6 hrs. All 6 hrs. All 6 hrs. All 6 hrs. All 15 hrs. All
LEBANON TAUD Operator Expo
6 hrs. All
MEMPHIS Cross Connection Renewal Cross Connection Basic
6 hrs. All 15 hrs. All
MURFREESBORO 5/7 Cross Connection Renewal 6 hrs. All 5/8 Cross Connection Basic 15 hrs. All 5/28 GPS/GIS Benefits, Equipment, & Operation 6 hrs. DS or CS 5/30 OSHA 10-Hour Safety 10 hrs. All 5/31 OSHA Record Keeping 3 hrs. All 6/5 Emergency Operations 6 hrs. All 6/11 Chlorine Gas Safety 6 hrs. All 6/28 Flagger Certification Course 4 hrs. DS or CS 7/23 Cross Connection Renewal 6 hrs. All 7/24 Cross Connection Basic 15 hrs. All 8/13 Practical Math for Wastewater Operators 12 hrs. WW 8/19 Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment 12 hrs. WW 8/19 Fundamentals of Water Treatment 12 hrs. WT 8/27 Practical Math for Water Treatment Plant Operators 12 hrs. WT 8/27 Pumps & Motors (Advanced) 18 hrs. All 8/27 Pumps & Motors (Intermediate) 12 hrs. All 8/27 Pumps & Motors (Introduction) 6 hrs. All 9/9 Fundamentals of Water Distribution 6 hrs. DS 9/9 TOSHA Safety Training 6 hrs. All 9/12 Bacteriological Sampling & Monitoring 6 hrs. DS or WT
REGISTER TODAY 3rd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament May 15th, 2013 Old Hickory Lake Shutes Branch Recreation Area Mt. Juliet, TN Cash Prizes, Biggest Bass Award! Operator Expo May 16th, 2013 James E. Ward Agricultural Center Lebanon, TN Live Demos, Hands-on Displays, Contests, and 6 Hours of Operator CE! Business Conference August 7 - 9, 2013 Gatlinburg Convention Center Gatlinburg, TN Vendor Displays, TUPAC Golf Tournament & Trap Shoot, TUPAC Silent Auction, Administrative Sessions, 6 Hours of Operator CE, and 6 Hours of Commissioner Training! To register for any or all of these events, please visit our website: www.taud.org Click on the “Conferences” tab and then choose the corresponding conference link for more information & registration forms. *Bass Tournament open to TAUD members only.
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2013 OPERATOR EXPO REGISTRATION FORM If you are looking to exhibit at the 2013 Operator Expo, please visit www.taud.org or call 615-896-9022 for more information.
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