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Tennessee County Municipal Advisory Service

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Utility Manual

Reference Number: MTAS-833
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 25, 2017
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The purpose of this section is to provide cities with a better understanding of funding water and sewer utility operations. Water and sewer operations are often very costly, but they protect  public health and the environment. Water and sewer services are necessary if communities are to grow and attract new investment.

This section is to be viewed as a tool in helping cities make sound financial decisions. Each utility operation is different, and not everything discussed is applicable in every city’s situation.