1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
(865) 483-1321
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Infrastructure

Highway

  • More than 70% of the US marketplace is within a day's drive of Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Junction of three major interstate highways trisects the region - I-40, I-75 and I-81
  • 11 federal highways, 16 state highways and numerous paved county roads interconnect the region
  • 40 general commodity motor carriers and numerous specialized and irregular route carriers provide service to the area

Rail

  • Served by Norfolk Southern and CSX
  • Junction of major east-west and north-south
  • Southern Railway System lines
  • Intermodal transportation available

Air

  • Designated a "small hub," the McGhee Tyson Airport serves the East Tennessee region
  • Major regional airport with 120 flights daily and 19 non-stop destinations
  • Nine general aviation airports are located throughout the region

Barge

  • 62 barge lines provide service in the region
  • The Tennessee River, part of theInterconnected Inland Water System, links East Tennessee with 21 states, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and Canada
  • The 234-mile Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway connects 16,000 miles of waterways and links the region with 13 other states and the Gulf of Mexico

Electricity

  • Supplied by the City of Oak Ridge, a distributor of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), electricity rates are well below the national average:
  • Industrial 19% below
  • Commercial 11% below
  • Residential 27% below
  • The largest power producer in the nation, TVA is also among the most reliable boasting a reliability rate of 99.999%.

Natural Gas

  • Oak Ridge Utility District supplies most of the gas distributed in Oak Ridge
  • Lines are 12" and smaller
  • 1030 BTU per cubic foot
  • Firm gas available up to 60,000 therms per month
  • Large volume available with prior notification and approval
  • Interruptible gas available
  • Large gas users can purchase gas on the open market and pay a modest throughput fee to use the local utility district's delivery
 

Water & Wastewater

  • The City of Oak Ridge provides water service for Oak Ridge, as well as parts of Anderson & Roane counties
  • The water system consists of approximately 219 miles of water main piping, 2,424 fire hydrants, 4,600 main valves, 9,050 service laterals, 12,040 water meters, fire elevated water storage tanks, two in-ground storage tanks, 11 water pumping stations, and 76 main pressure reducing valve stations.
  • City-water customers use and average of 4.15 million gallons of water on a daily basis.
  • The Wastewater System consists of one main 6.0 MGD wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and one 0.5 MGD treatment plant that serves the Clinch River Industrial Park.
  • The system includes approximately 236 miles of collection system piping, 2,470 manholes, and 28 wastewater pumping stations.

Other

  • Industrial and specialty chemicals readily available
  • Industrial and ultra-pure gases readily available