The City of Chattanooga has accepted a $1.7 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to improve water quality in the Mountain Creek Basin.
Why focus on this area? The basin is part of an interconnected network that pours into the Tennessee River + 30% of the area has been scored as moderately to severely eroding.
Chattanooga’s Department of Public Works will partner with local nonprofit WaterWays to plan, design, and construct three restoration projects along Mountain Creek.
Here are some key focus areas of the projects:
- Repair broken + collapsed infrastructure
- Build up floodplains
- Replant vegetation to prevent erosion + water pollution
WaterWays Executive Director Mary Beth Sutton said she is grateful to work alongside the city to preserve a critical water source.
“Our streams are part of an interconnected network that pours into our prized Tennessee River,” said Sutton. “Through this work, we will be able to make great strides in repairing streams which will make our water cleaner for everyone to enjoy.”