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Johnson City completes largest wastewater project in 30 years

Lower Brush Creek interceptor

A major wastewater project nearly a decade in the making is now complete in Johnson City. The Lower Brush Creek Interceptor project began in 2014 and replaces a critical pipeline in the collection system as it transports the majority of the city’s wastewater from downtown. This project serves several large facilities in the city including East Tennessee State University, the Johnson City Medical Center, the Veterans’ Administration campus, the West Walnut Street coordinator, and significant residential and commercial properties. It is one of the single largest water and sewer investments made by the city in the past 30 years. The Lower Brush Creek Interceptor project replaced a 30-inch concrete line installed in the 1950s with more than 21,000 linear feet of new pipe. Construction on the $25 million project was performed by Garney Companies of Nashville.