Tennessee American Water History
Since 1887, Tennessee American Water has provided water to Chattanooga. Over the years, we have grown to serve 390,000 customers in our region.
We have over 100 employees who reside in the Chattanooga area, and, as we grow, we continue to add jobs to the community. Our employees bring more than 1,000 years of water professional experience and expertise. Our employees live, work, and contribute to the local communities that we serve.
We own, operate, and maintain 36 storage tanks, 80,000 service connections, 5,200 fire hydrants and 1,400 miles of pipeline. As a local business, we also pay local property taxes, which strengthen our communities.
As a local business, we pay local, county and state taxes, which strengthen our communities. We are in the Top 10 of taxpayers for Hamilton County and Chattanooga.
Private water companies like Tennessee American Water have met the water needs of American communities for hundreds of years and currently provide service to 73 million Americans. Without a doubt, these companies must be and are accountable to their customers and the communities they serve.
Private water companies deliver water to your faucet and efficiently take wastewater away. Just like a municipal system, water companies are responsible for making sure the water is clean and safe and that the infrastructure – the pipes, pumps and treatment facilities – is up and running.