Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 20, 2008

Tansi wastewater management plan approved by state

State OKs temporary use of old septic system for Cabin Point until new cutting-edge technology system is installed

As the only logical option remaining, sewer installation is beginning to take shape in Lake Tansi. During cabin reconstruction this winter, the state of Tennessee notified the Lake Tansi Property Owners Association that they will not permit the use of existing septic systems at Cabin Point.

Available land for use by any new septic tank systems for POA building projects has been deemed inadequate for the scope of the projects. This decision came on the heels of the state previously telling Tansi officials that they could design a septic consolidation system for the cabins utilizing some of the current septic systems. Upon further review, the permit to include the current septic systems was denied.

This latest state directive has prompted Lake Tansi officials to turn to Environmental & Civil Engineering Services (ECE) of Crossville, to help devise a plan for wastewater management.

Thursday evening, two principals from ECE hosted an informational meeting at the Lake Tansi Thunderbird center to present their recommendations. Chuck Burgess, P.E.and Scott Christian, P. E., both environmental engineers, spent their evenings helping those in attendance understand the design and the costs to manage wastewater for the Tansi POA amenities.

They described the realities of the state permitting system on waste water management and followed with proposals to mitigate not only the current new cabin construction but also expandable to include the seven other amenity areas that will need attention in the near future. They propose both a short-term solution and a long-term plan.

The short term solution will design a sewer system for the 12 new rental cabins called "Pump and Haul." "You can begin construction on this system while we go through the permitting system," Burgess said. The design will discharge waste into a pump system and be "pumped" to a tanker located at Fisherman's Point which will then be removed by truck and "hauled" to the sewer treatment plant in Crossville.

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  • humvee 2a.JPG Tansi Security Police attains new equipment and new officer

    The Lake Tansi Security Police has acquired a trainee, new vehicle from the 1033 Program and body armor due to the generosity of the Rotary Club and VEC.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rec direc.JPG Tansi welcomes Medley as recreation director

    Lake Tansi has experienced a whirlwind of ups and downs in regards to retaining a recreations director. When Ken Soncrant resigned, POA Director Gary Dillon hired Betty Gates who had worked in recreations management at Fairfield Glade.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Epic Independence Day celebration set at Lake Tansi

    The Lake Tansi Recreations Department has planned an epic Independence Day celebration that will brighten the stars on your flags. The celebration will start Friday, July 4th and continue through the weekend with family friendly activities and entertainment that is inspired by classic Americana fun.

    June 25, 2014

  • toodle 2.JPG Tansi bids a bittersweet farewell to Brenda Toodle

    Brenda Toodle has made quite an impact on Lake Tansi in her nearly two decades of being a resident. Before her move back to Michigan, her many friends held a farewell reception on May 28 at the Thunderbird to send their best wishes with her.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tansi launches Operation Safe Community

    You may have heard that a neighborhood watch group is being established again in Tansi. After a recent break-in in our neighborhood, my wife, Paula, talked with Lt. Gary Howard of the Sheriff’s Department to see what we, as a neighborhood, could do to minimize crime in Tansi.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi Golf Club honored for support of veterans

    Naval Master Chief Dennis Sassenger II, stationed in Hawaii, visited his father, our own Dennis Sassenger, in Lake Tansi. He was so impressed with the way he was treated as a guest and veteran at the golf course that he returned home and started the process of thanking us for the welcome and support he received.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi celebrates Memorial Day in a big way

    Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon those of our fallen troops who gave their lives to preserve America’s values and freedoms. To those soldiers and their families we give our greatest admirations and deepest appreciation. Knowing what Memorial Day is about gives reason to pause, to pray and to share in those hard won freedoms with family and friends.

    June 25, 2014

  • Swim 1.JPG Never too soon to start water safety lessons

    Lake Tansi would like to encourage everyone who enjoys the water to play safely. Lake Tansi has such wonderful amenities, including the lake and pools, but playing it safe is better than not playing at all.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pan 1.JPG On the Hook with the Pan Fish Club

    Hook, line and sinker, the Lake Tansi Pan Fish Anglers Club has enjoyed the first half of its fishing season.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament set for July 26

    The seventh annual Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament is set for this year on Saturday, July 26 at the Lake Tansi Golf Course.

    June 25, 2014

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