Establishing a Connection


ROAD CLOSED: County Road 135 and Hwy 39w intersection will be closed today and detoured due to a water line repair.

WATER OUTAGE: outage on 135 is done but water may be milky due to air.

The Riceville Utility District was formed in 1953 for the purpose of obtaining a public water system for Riceville.


A Board of Commissioners were appointed to work with the State of Tennessee to purchase land, develop streets and install water mains for private and commercial use.

The water system started out by using a local spring and later (due to demand and quality) treated water was purchased from Hiwassee Utility Commission and is currently used today.

The first service was installed in April 1961 making up a 160 connections and has continued to grow throughout the years; we currently serve around 1300 connections.


Upcoming Events/Updates


Grant for C/R 61 and C/R 102

RUD/McMinn County has received a Federal Grant to place public water lines down County Road 61 and Complete County Road 102. Current start date for County Road 61 is November 26. If you are interested in water, please come by the office to apply. Water contracts and proof of ownership for property are required.

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