About First Utility District
Proud of Our Past…
Prepared for Your Future
In 1954 “city water” was brought to the country through successful efforts of the Farragut Civic Club. FUD was developed during a time when residents used wells, springs, or cisterns for their water source, many were worried about the declining water quality in their well and the effect it could have on their health. For $4,750 the District purchased Walker Springs and built a small pumping station, which had a flow of about 500 gallons per minute. In October of 1955, 700 customers began receiving water service.
Since its formation First Utility District (FUD) has worked aggressively to enhance the quality of life for its customers and area residents, by providing safe, clean, and reliable water services. FUD, today, is one of Tennessee’s largest water and wastewater utility districts, serving nearly 32,000 customers and last year it provided 5 billion gallons of water to area residents and businesses.
Throughout the years, we have retained and practiced the same organizational goals and objectives:
- Provide Our Customers with Quality Water and Reliable Sewer Services
- Maintain Reasonable Rates
- Render Fair and Friendly Customer Service
- Be An Effective Partner With Community Leaders For Planned Growth and Development
FUD is a state chartered entity functioning in Knox County and is run by three appointed commissioners that make up the Board. These three commissioners are appointed by the County Mayor and serve for four-year term. The Board of Commissioners meet at the office of First Utility District once a month.