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the plants for the next five to ten years with components intended to look at the long range vision for 
each plant. 

KUB is working to implement alternative disinfection systems for its wastewater treatment plants. The 
projects will provide safer alternatives to using gaseous chlorine. Non-contact Enaqua UV is currently 
being piloted at KUB’s Fourth Creek Plant, a design report is being drafted for a similar system at the 
Loves Creek plant, and design for a dry calcium hypochlorite system is in progress for the Eastbridge 
plant. A pilot project for the Kuwahee plant is planned for the future. 

KUB is constructing a public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, due to be open in January 
2017. The station will serve KUB’s CNG fleet, which is being doubled to 100 vehicles by 2020. With this 
being the first public CNG station in the Knoxville area, it will make the cleaner burning fuel available to 
the public with the intent to build community interest and investment in alternative fuels, CNG fleets, 
and additional stations. 

Performance Measures & Results 

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Number of participants in Leadership Development Program (LDP): Thirty-nine employees 
completed the program in 2014, and twenty-seven employees are enrolled in the 2016 program. 

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Number of LDP employees with promotions and/or career level advancements: Twenty-five 
employees engaged in the LDP have received at least one promotion or level advancement to 
date and ten have received more than one. 

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Number of LDP employees with new assignments or responsibilities: There have been fifty-four 
additional assignments or responsibilities given to the LDP participants since the program 
started. 

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Percentage of LDP minority participants: The 2014 LDP class include 20% minority participants, 
and the 2016 class includes 22%. 

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LDP employee retention rate: To date, the LDP employee retention rate is 97%. 

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Sound Century II financial plan: In 2011, KUB’s Board approved 10-year funding plans for the 
water and electric systems, and 10-year funding plans for the natural gas and wastewater 
systems were approved in 2013. 

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Delivery of Century II infrastructure replacement projects to maintain sustainable life-cycle 
replacement schedule: Wastewater System: 

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Completed 134 projects and reduced sanitary sewer overflows by 82% since 
2003 

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Inspected 1,200 miles of main 

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Built 6 storage tanks 

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Replaced 334 miles of main 

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Upgraded 36 pump stations 

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Replacing 25 miles of pipe/year 

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Initiated a cyclical digester cleaning program 

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Replaced dissolved air flotation solids thickening process with gravity belt 
thickening process 

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Upgraded and improved grit removal and screening equipment at Kuwahee 
plant 

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Rebuilt aeration mixers at Loves Creek and Fourth Creek plants