Elkmont Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is proposing to upgrade the Elkmont Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), Sevier County, Tennessee. The WWTP serves the Elkmont Developed Area, which includes Elkmont Campground. Treated effluent is discharged to the Little River downstream of the campground as authorized by National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit number TN0022349 issued by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The purpose of the proposed action is to provide a modern, efficient, and sustainable wastewater treatment system for the Elkmont Developed Area, ensure continued NPDES permit compliance, and maintain or enhance water quality in the Little River. The action is needed because the existing WWTP, which was originally built in 1959 and modified in 1969 and 2008, has exceeded its expected service life.