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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
KUB Celebrates Drinking Water Week
KUBMay 4, 2012 - In recognition of Drinking Water Week (May 6-12), on Wednesday, May 9, KUB will host a booth at the Farmer's Market on Market Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors to the KUB booth can learn about water quality and conservation, ask questions, and pick up a free reusable water bottle.

"Our water has always met or surpassed state and federal standards," said Debbie Ailey, manager of Regulatory Compliance at KUB. "We want our customers to feel confident in the quality of their water. The Market Square event on May 9 will help educate customers and answer their questions."

KUB serves over 77,600 water customers and treats more than 12 billion gallons of water annually, averaging 34 million gallons of water a day. In addition, KUB water rates remain competitive with other utilities in the southeast region, with tap water costing less than one-half cent per gallon ($0.004/gallon).

KUB's State-certified water quality laboratory conducts more than 100,000 tests a year. Those tests check for over 150 potential contaminants to ensure a consistently safe water supply and to protect our area waterways. The results are released each year in the Water Quality Report.

To learn more about KUB's excellent water quality, see our most recent Water Quality Report. The report was mailed to all customers along with bills issued in April. To access the report and other water information online, visit www.kub.org and click on the Water Quality Report under the Hot Topics Index. The report is also available at KUB payment centers..

KUB is a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties and provides electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 439,000 customers.








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