Fairfield Glade

A resort and retirement community in Tennessee.

Fairfield Glade is a privately developed resort and retirement community in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee.

The Land

Eleven lakes scattered throughout a picture wooded setting in the Cumberland Mountains presented a unique challenge for developers.

Spectacular lake-front sites set high in the Cumberland Mountains (the elevations range between 1665 feet and 2300 feet) promised to be a dream setting for upscale homeowners. Yet these same qualities presented a unique challenge for developers.

The Problem

• Sub-surface sandstone
• Extensive lake frontage
• Wide range of elevations

Fairfield Glade sits on hard-to-blast sandstone. The waterfront properties and rolling elevations made gravity sewering largely impractical.

The Solution

• Installing 31 miles of E/One Sewer
• Connecting 2" and 6" PVC pressure mains to existing gravity mains

E/One Sewers saved this community of 1,300 (and growing) over $1,000,000 to date. Average annual maintenance costs are less than $30 per home — 30% below projections.

Fairfield Glade Today

A Spectacular Resort & Retirement Community

• 1,300 homes built around 11 lakes
• Estimated population of 5,000
• Four golf courses

We saved $1,000,000 over the past 13 years...

"We run careful economic studies for each new sewer distribution project. Study factors include: first cost, tap cost, maintenance cost, and interest. Having the option to use low pressure sewers has saved the Fairfield Glade community in the neighborhood of $1,000,000 over the past 13 years."

—  Thomas V. Swaford
VP, Engineering
Fairfield Glade, Inc.