On February 10, 2004, the City of Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen officially created the Reclaimed Water Division through adoption of Title 18, Chapter 4, of the Franklin Municipal Code. With the adoption of Chapter 4, the Water Management Department instituted the enforcement of the State Approved Construction Standards, Regulation and Fee Structures as set forth in the Ordinance for the use and expansion of the reclaimed system. The Reclaimed Water Division is responsible for the production and distribution of reclaim water for commercial and residential irrigation use.
The reclaim water distribution system lines are a separate system from the wastewater and water distribution system.
The Division anticipates increasing demand on the reclaimed water system as the population of the City continues to grow and expand outward. As climates become warmer, the reclaimed water system will help reduce demand on the potable water system by providing water for non-potable uses. The City is continuing to plan for the expansion of this system so we can increase the reliability of our water supply.
There are no dedicated personnel assigned to the Reclaimed Water Division.
Personnel from the Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Divisions currently perform service and maintenance of the reclaimed water lines and pump stations.