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Staff

Position

Name

Commissioner President Denny Bates
Commissioner Secretary Woody Roach
Commissioner Treasurer Jack Huddleston
General Manager Jimmy Langley
Office Manager Sue Hickle
Office Assistant Debbie Munsey
Water Plant Operations (Chief Operator) Zach Roach
Water Plant Operations/Distribution Justin Morgan
Water Plant Operations/Distribution James Liford
Water Plant Operations/Distribution Kelton Locke
Distribution/Customer Service Thomas Powell
Distribution Elmer Munsey
Distribution Randall Graves

History

Luttrell-Blaine Utility District was organized on March 17, 1959 by the Honorable Charles H. Kitts, County Judge, of Union County Tennessee. On July 26, 1962 Corryton wished to merge with Luttrell Blaine and become the Luttrell-Blaine-Corryton Utility District. more...

Since beginning its operations in 1964 the District has grown from only 20 customers to approximately 3,400 customers. The district constructed a second water treatment facility, located on Tazewell Pike, in 1997. This plant was upgraded to utilize Zenon Membrane technology in 2007 improving its operation and quality control. In 2008 the district’ water supplies began to be impacted by drought conditions. The district immediately implemented plans to construct a new water treatment facility on a major water source to insure its present and future customers an adequate water supply. In 2010 construction began for a new water treatment facility located on the Holston River in Grainger County. The plant began operations in March 2012. This plant employs the latest in membrane technology again insuring a safe water supply for its customers. This new facility was constructed by utilizing the staff of the district saving over $1,000,000 in construction cost for its customers.

The district presently has over 130 miles of distribution lines, 14 booster pumping stations and three water treatment facilities. The district began installing a “drive by” meter reading system in 1997 allowing them to eliminate many meter reading errors and reducing its operating cost.

In the past 12 years the State of Tennessee has conducted six Sanitary Surveys on the District reviewing its operations and facilities. The District received a four perfect 100’s and two 99’s during these surveys. In 2011 the District won the Region 3 Best Tasting Water Contest and the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts presented the General Manager, Jimmy Langley, the H.B. Rosson Award for Financial and Operational Excellence. LBC Utility District is dedicated to providing a safe water supply and reliable service to its customers.