City Council To Consider Hiring Colorado-Based Firm To Launch New Moccasin Bend Clean Water Authority

Friday, January 25, 2013

The City Council on Tuesday will consider hiring a Colorado-based firm to help launch the new Moccasin Bend Clean Water Authority that was approved by the council last Tuesday.

A resolution is under consideration that would authorize the administrator of the department of public works to enter into a contract for professional services with MWH Americas, Inc. "for the formation of the Moccasin Bend Clean Water Authority."

Amount of the contract is up to $100,000.

MWH Americas, Inc. is "the global go-to provider of wet infrastructure, planning, design, construction and management services projects."

The new authority will take over the stormwater and wastewater treatment sections of city public works.

The authority will be run by a five-member board with members from the Association of General Contractors, the Homebuilders Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Chattanooga Association of Realtors and the Chattanooga Manufacturer's Association.

The entity was first to be called the Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority.

However, the name was changed to the Moccasin Bend Clean Water Authority. The city's regional sewage treatment plant is on Moccasin Bend.

Initially, only the city will be involved. However, officials said other governments are welcome to join.

Hamilton County has its own Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) that sends its waste to Moccasin Bend.

 


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