February 27, 2015

The City of Knoxville selected LDA Engineering to develop a long-term management and maintenance plan and provide engineering consultation on the iconic Fountain City Lake.

LDA Engineering was recently selected by the City of Knoxville to develop a long-term management and maintenance plan and design a fountain aerator circulation system. The City has already invested about $50,000 to drain the lake, clear out algae, and fix a leak in the earthen berm.

“We are excited and proud to work with the City of Knoxville to develop a plan to restore the iconic Fountain City Lake to its original state,” LDA Engineering President Jason Brooks said. “Our team of water engineers and scientists stand ready to provide a plan addressing the algae problems, aquatic wildlife, water quality, and maintenance program.”

LDA Engineering will work with the City of Knoxville and the Fountain City Lion’s Club to assess the current state, develop long-term solutions, make recommendations on fish and plant species, and design an aeration circulation system. The company also will provide additional engineering consultation throughout the project, which may include other capital improvements to the lake.

“With our experience and expertise, LDA Engineering will work with the City and Lion’s Club throughout this process to ensure the present issues are corrected and the maintenance and management plan is realistic and sustainable,” Brooks said.

The Fountain City Lake was built in the 1890’s and is located in the heart of the Fountain City Community. City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero had budgeted $250,000 to repair the leak and create a long-term solution for the lake.

About LDA Engineering

Lamar Dunn & Associates, Inc. (LDA Engineering) is an employee-owned firm based in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Johnson City, and Morristown with a 30-year history of excellence in delivering engineering, operational and management solutions to water, wastewater and stormwater issues. By focusing on a specific footprint in Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky, West North Carolina and North Georgia, LDA Engineering provides clients with highly specialized regional engineering expertise and hands-on involvement by principal staff. Founded by Lamar Dunn in 1982, LDA Engineering’s innovative projects continually earn regional and national recognition from industry organizations, such as the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).