KUB is dedicated to preserving the area's abundant lakes, rivers, and streams.  The utility's four wastewater treatment plants use the most advanced and reliable procedures available to ensure the protection and preservation of East Tennessee's natural water supply for domestic, commercial, and recreational use. 

This commitment translates into ongoing improvements in waste water collection and treatment systems that allow KUB to meet or exceed standards for effluent quality. The utility's wastewater treatment plants use state-of-the-art computer control systems to monitor and optimize treatment. 

All plants have had major upgrades both to keep up with increasingly stringent regulations and to fulfill KUB's commitment to the environment and customer welfare. 

KUB also has available a full-time staff of engineers, chemists, and biologists to work with customers on matters such as industrial pre-treatment requirements and technologies.