Wastewater Treatment Plant
The new City of Pigeon Forge Wastewater Treatment Plant will increase treatment capacity by 50% and improve the discharge into the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. The modern treatment process will remove nutrients from the wastewater-which is a process the existing plant does not utilize. The new plant will have enclosed screening with a biological odor control system that will significantly reduce odors from the treatment plant as well as other modern technologies that will optimize performance at minimal costs.
This project will bid in the first quarter of 2012.
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The treated water from the plant will be routed to the City’s new Wear Farm City Park where it will be used for irrigation and other non potable uses. This will allow the City to have plentiful water for irrigation, reduce the demand on the drinking water thereby extending the useful life of the drinking water treatment plant. This green solution is forward looking and will become an attractive asset for the City and developers as pressure increases on water supplies.
Bids were received for the reuse line and the contract is currently under consideration.
Jake Thomas Interceptor
The location of the new wastewater treatment plant will require modifications to the City’s sewer collection system. The Jake Thomas Interceptor will convey sewage from the existing plant site to the new treatment plant. The new line is approximately 1500 feet and is 30 and 36 inches in diameter. The City selected fiberglass for the pipe and manhole materials which will ensure the longest possible life of the new line. The line follows Library Drive behind the Community Center.
Construction started in October 2011 and the project will be complete by March 2012.