Tennessee American Water Begins Dodds Avenue Main Replacement

$1.3 Million Project to Take Place Between 37th Street and Rossville Blvd.

Chattanooga, Tenn. (September 15, 2021) – Tennessee American Water has begun work this week to replace a main on Dodds Avenue, between East 37th Street and Rossville Boulevard.  The project involves installing 4,500 feet of 6-inch diameter pipe. The $1.3 million project will improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household use and firefighting.

“Tennessee American Water is committed to upgrading the drinking water infrastructure and replacing aging water main is an important part of that commitment,” said Tennessee American Water Engineering Manager Grady Stout.  “Replacement of water mains improves the delivery of water service to our customers and strengthens our system for the future.”

The project is expected to continue through the end of the year, depending on weather and other construction factors that could affect the schedule.  For the safety of work crews, motorists and pedestrians in the area, Tennessee American Water encourages drivers and pedestrians to be extra cautious in the vicinity of work zones.  The project will be completed by Tennessee American Water’s qualified pipe contractor, Mayse Construction Company.

Tennessee American Water invests approximately $25 million annually in capital improvement projects to maintain quality, reliable water service for customers. 

Tennessee American Water, a 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 380,000 people in Tennessee and north Georgia. For more information, visit and follow Tennessee American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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