Current Projects

Cast Iron/Galvanized Replacement (updated 9/18/17)
Replacement of the cast iron and galvanized water lines in the DWMF system is underway.  DWMF’s Internal Replacement Plan and Phase I have already begun construction.  Awarded to Brockwell Construction, Phase 1 consists of replacing lines on Valley Home Road and Plainview Drive.  Phase 1 is in the final stage of transitioning customers over to the new water line.  Phase 2, the much larger scale project, is in the final stages of the design process.  Use the following link to view a map of the construction phases.  Also on the map are the locations of customer concerns documented with water discoloration. 

Internal Replacement Plan (updated 9/18/17)

  • W Main Street from Evans Lane-Completed
  • Circle Drive-Completed
  • Carson Street-Completed
  • Elliott Ferry-Completed
  • Shady Street-Completed
  • Fairview Drive-Completed
  • Lakeshore Drive at Sugar fork to Garrett Road Intersection-In progress
  • Hilltop Road
  • W Main Street at Cedar Lane Intersection
  • Green Lee Street
  • McSpadden Road

DWMF Construction Phases

Most Recently Completed Improvements Projects

Ice Pigging
Ice Pigging was performed by a contractor in December 2016.  This procedure is an alternative to flushing mains, especially mains that might be causing issues with discolored water.  Ice Pigging is a technique that is more effective than flushing in removing particles and sediments from pipe walls.  Ice slurry is pumped through a section of main to “clean” it.

KUB Waterline Extension
This project consists of a water supply line extension, consisting of over 55,000 feet of 12-inch water line connecting the DWMF to KUB (Knoxville Utilities Board).  The contract was awarded to Design & Construction Services Incorporated (DCSI) and was completed in 2016.

Main Street Waterline Replacement
This project consisted of replacement of over 1,400 feet of 6-inch waterline that occurred prior to the TDOT pavement resurfacing.

2009 RUS Waterline Replacements
This project included waterline replacements in the following areas:

  • Hillview Drive
  • Academy Street
  • Banner Street
  • Alley Road
  • Hopewell Street
  • Gay Street
  • Mill Street
  • Spring Street
  • Hammer Road
  • Hillside Drive
  • Portions of Highway 92

Hill Street Waterline Replacement
This project consisted of replacement of approximately 1,480 feet of water line.