South Fulton Wastewater Project breaks ground on multi-million dollar project to improve city's wastewater collection system

June 13, 2018

The city of South Fulton has experienced issues with it’s wastewater collection system for decades. The problem has gotten to the point where the State of Tennessee has requested the City to begin a rehabilitation project.

With the assistance of the USDA, Rural Development, Community Development Block Grants, and a City share of $1,101,000 the project will initially focus on identifying problem areas using closed circuit cameras and pressurized smoke. This phase of the project was awarded to First Response, a Tradebe Company after a closed bid award and began work on June 11th.

The public should be aware of possible interruptions in normal traffic in and around work sites as well as the possibility that the pressurized, and non-hazardous, smoke may appear in their yards and elsewhere on private property.

City Manager Jeff Gabbert stated, “This project is long overdue and necessary to prevent wastewater from overflowing. The State of Tennessee environmental officials will be working with us on this project to make sure we are working towards compliance in all issues related to wastewater. The city will be working closely with First Response, our engineers and the citizens of South Fulton. The public should feel free to call City Hall with any questions or come to a monthly Board of Mayor and Commissioners Meeting the third Thursday of every month.”

This is a city-wide project that is expected to last well into 2020.

For more information regarding this topic please call Jeff Gabbert, City Manager at 731-479- 2151 or email at