HAPPY RETIREMENT JAMES W. BYRGE
27 years at Huntsville Utility District
From the Board of Commissioners, Management & Employees,
we wish you all the best in your new adventure.
You will be missed.
Huntsville Utility Honors Former Commissioner
At the October 6, 2016 Board of Commissioner meeting, Milford Smith was honored with a plaque for his service to Huntsville Utility District. He was elected in August of 1996.. While in office, Mr. Smith was part of the expansion of the District and also the creation of the Huntsville Reservoir in 2002.
Huntsville Utility Honors Former Commissioner
At the September 8, 2015 Board of Commissioner meeting, Kay Peavyhouse was honored with a plaque for her service to Huntsville Utility District. She was elected in August of 1993 in the District's first ever election. While in office, Mrs. Peavyhouse was part of the expansion of the District and also the creation of the Huntsville Reservoir in 2002.
Huntsville Utility Honors Former Commissioner & Manager
On July 1, 2013, the Board of Commissioners for the Huntsville Utility District honored the service and memory of Commissioner Frank Griffith and General Manager Larry W. Crowley by presenting Resolutions to Neva Griffith and Sharra Crowley.... Mr. Griffith served as the Commissioner from the Robbins/Elgin community from September 1998 until his death on June 10, 2012. Mr. Crowley served as the General Manager of HUD from April 1994 until his death on April 7, 2013. The Board expressed their appreciation to the widows of Mr. Griffith and Mr. Crowley for the leadership and direction provided by their service to HUD resulting in the expansion of the District and creation of the Huntsville Reservoir in 2002. The Resolutions will also be placed in the permanent record of the Huntsville Utility District. The road name to the office and reservoir was changed from Water Plant Road to Larry Crowley Way in honor of Mr. Crowley.
Because of the fluoridation efforts of Huntsville Utility District, all their customers received the added benefit of dental health that this fluoride treatment provides.
Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in pubic water supply to a level that is optimal for preventing tooth decay. The CDC has recognized it as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century, and recognizes communities that have maintained a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water for the calendar year.
Sanitary Survey of Community Water System
Pursuant to the Tennessee Safe Drinking Water Act, the Division of Water Supply conducted a sanitary survey of the waterworks system on April 8, 2010.
In accordance with the "Sanitary Survey Manual for the Community Public Water Supplies", Huntsville Utility District received an approved rating of 99, placing it among the State's Approved water systems.
The management and staff of the Huntsville Utility District were commended for the outstanding condition of both the treatment facility and the distribution system.
Another Great Sanitary Survey
Huntsville Utiltiy District received it's highest survey approved rating this year of 100. This places H.U.D in the top amoung the State's Approved water systems.
Public Notice of the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
Huntsville Utility Distirct is requesting an Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit that would authorize an increase in withdrawal of raw water from the New River for drinking water supply. The Huntsville Utility District (HUD) obtains raw water from two sources: the New River and from a 200 acre reservoir constructed on Flat Creek, tributary to the New River at Huntsville.
The stated purpose of the intake upgrade is to allow for a withdrawal from the New River based on flow conditions; to be able to pump at full plant capacity and to be able to harvest water from the New River to fill the nearby water supply reservoir. For more details on the proposal, click on the link below. http://www.state.tn.us/environment/wpc/ppo/arap
Cross Connection Spring Notice
Over the next few months, the warm weather will bring people outdoors to work in their yards and gardens and begin getting swimming pools ready. The Huntsville Utility District would like to ensure that our customers are aware of the dangers associated with these activities. A garden hose submersed in any liquid or attached to certain devices used to spray pesticides or herbicides forms a cross connection. A cross connection is a situation where a possible source of contamination is directly linked to our public water system. If the end of your hose is connected to a chemical container, swimming pool or other contaminant during a water main break or fire, the substance can be siphoned back into the water system. This condition, known as back siphonage, could cause a public health hazard. Devices are available to prevent this problem; however the best solution is to always be careful how you use your water hose.
Please help us provide a safe supply of water to all of our customers. Remember; never stick your water hose in anything you would not want to drink. For more information on cross connections and how to protect against them, call Eddie Jeffers at 423-663-3550.
Water Fluoridation Report
Huntsville Utility District was awarded the Water Fluoridation Quality Award for 2011 for its consistent and professional adjustment of the water fluoride content to the optimum level for oral health for 12 consistent months. Consistent, high-quality water fluoridation practice, as demonstrated by Huntsville Utility, is a safe and effective method to prevent tooth decay, improving the oral health of community residents of all ages.