The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation was called Sunday morning, March 15, about the failure of a tank at one of Monteagle's two wastewater treatment plants and went to the scene. Department staff members have been back to Monteagle each day since the spill occurred.
The situation is that one of the primary treatment basin at Plant #1 failed. Plant #1 serves approximately 300 customers, including Tracy City and an apartment complex. The wall that gave way is made of steel and was part of an above-ground tank. Please see attached picture for an idea of what the tank and failure look like.