Did You Know?

Tennessee American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 400,000 people in Tennessee and northern Georgia.  Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

Facts About Tennessee American Water

  • We are a regional water utility serving customers in 12 communities in six counties in Tennessee and north Georgia.
  • Approximately 75,000 water service connections in the Chattanooga area.
  • 1,277 miles of main (equivalent of distance between Chattanooga, TN and Denver, CO)
  • 22 water tanks serving 28 different booster stations
  • 65 MGD of water treatment plant capacity
  • Employ 106 water professionals
  • Water distributed by Tennessee American Water stays in the Tennessee River basin
  • As of December 30, 2008, Tennessee American Water delivered 14.088 billion gallons of water to our customers.
  • We are one of the top five taxpayers in Chattanooga and Hamilton County.
  • As of December 30, 2008 less than 1 percent of all customers’ bills have been estimated. 

We Are Actively Involved in the Community 

  • We have supported the United Way since 1929. Over the last 15 years, the employees and the company have contributed approximately $575,000 to the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. 
  • We have supported Junior Achievement of Chattanooga for more than 45 years. 
  • In 2007, we sponsored the first ever Elementary School Science and Math Olympiad to help create an interest in these critical areas of study at an early age.  In 2008, the event hosted over 400 elementary students and in 2009 approximately 600 students participated in the event.. 
  • We are a partner with the Tennessee Aquarium through their educational outreach program.  Each year, approximately 30,000 learn about habitats, ecosystems, animal defense mechanisms and survival, habitat destruction and a host of other environmental stewardship fundamentals through this partnership.  We are also a co-sponsor of the Tennessee Aquarium’s 70-passenger high-speed catamaran River Gorge Explorer. 
  • Over 10 years, we contributed $100,000 to the Tennessee Aquarium capital improvement program.