mayor Ron Littlefield reaffirms his desire for the city to take control
of Tennessee American Water Company.
Littlefield maintains that government control of the facility would be
best for area citizens.
It would allow better linkage to nearby water companies, which are
already under local control.
Littlefield says many southern cities face water quality issues. He adds
this could be the time for Chattanooga to resolve water concerns.
And County Mayor Claude Ramsey agrees, "In the case of utility
districts, I make the appointments of boards. And their purpose is not
to make a profit but to serve the people of the area. I think it's a
good opportunity for us to sit down and look at the possibilities."
Tenn Am says
the water company is not for sale.
Mayor Littlefield still wants to explore options to get control of the