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Utility work shows expansion optimism in SE Tenn

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chattanooga officials say spending on a sewer upgrade at the Enterprise South industrial park reflects their optimism about economic growth and the prospect of Volkswagen possibly expanding.

Chattanooga waste resources director Jerry Stewart said he is looking for work to start in the next 60 days on a $7.5 million sewer upgrade at the industrial park on Interstate 75, with $1.3 million of the cost covered by a federal Economic Development Administration grant.

Stewart told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/q5v4NY ) the project will more than double the amount of waste the city's Enterprise South utility system can handle, to 2.5 million gallons daily.

Stewart said city officials are just "looking down the road," as Volkswagen keeps talking about doubling its size and Amazon is building a new distribution center.

 

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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