Fontana Families For Floating Houses

What TVA doesn't want you to know...

The Tennessee Valley Authority continues to point to environmental concerns associated with the Floating Houses communities in North Carolina and Tennessee. Floating homeowners appreciate our lakes and are arguably one of the best stewards of a clean environment and pristine water quality. Please take some time to understand the facts associated with these structures and how voluntary compliance and advocacy in the development of ordinances have solved the problems of sanitation in these communities. Attached you will find a 2006 water quality study conducted by a joint team from Swain County and Western Carolina University that researched the effect of sewage pumpout efforts on Fontana Lake. This was a comprehensive study that took a look at all major marinas and tributaries on Fontana, and concluded that the water quality of our beautiful mountain lake was safe enough to drink. We need to dispel the myth that Floating Houses are creating an environmental challenge to our lakes and the people and wildlife that enjoy them. Please share and write the TVA Board and Staff to let them know that our floating families are the best stewards for the lakes we love.