Tennessee American Water announced today it will unveil a new look for its number one employee – Phillip D. Glass – on Tuesday when Phillip returns to his usual spot on top of the company’s water storage tank on Amnicola Highway. The makeover concludes a significant capital project where Tennessee American Water invested more than $1 million to rehabilitate its 1.8 million-gallon water storage tank in order to help improve the reliability of water service for customers and significantly extend the useful life of the tank, officials said.
“The rehabilitation of this water storage tank is part of our ongoing efforts to make local water infrastructure improvements that will help us deliver high-quality and reliable water service to the communities we serve throughout the Chattanooga and North Georgia area,” said Deron Allen, president of Tennessee American Water.
According to company officials, Tennessee American Water will also use Phillip D. Glass and his visibility "to help raise awareness of various initiatives and programs that are making a meaningful and sustainable impact in the Tennessee Valley – many of which are supported by Tennessee American Water and its employees throughout the year. Throughout the football season, local residents and visitors will see Phillip D. Glass hold a Mocs football helmet as a reminder to support Mocs Football and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga."
“It is great to see a Chattanooga icon like Phillip D. Glass show his support for the Mocs," said Laura Herron, interim UTC athlatic director. "Community support is critical for our athletics department and our University, and I would like to thank Tennessee American Water for this unique opportunity to promote Mocs football."