The Water Division includes the Water Treatment Plant and Water Distribution System. The Water Treatment Facility is located on Lewisburg Pike. This facility treats approximately 2-million gallons of water per day from a 114-million gallon raw-water reservoir. Staff at the Water Treatment Facility perform numerous functions including water treatment, compliance sampling and laboratory analysis, building and grounds maintenance and assisting the Water Distribution Service & Maintenance division with system maintenance and operation.
The Water Distribution Service & Maintenance Division maintains approximately more than 300 miles of Water-Distribution lines, five (5) booster stations, and seven (7) finished-water storage tanks with a capacity of 10 million gallons. For tours, please contact Lynn Waller
You may have seen some frightening social media posts in recent days about Franklin’s water quality from some water filtration companies. The advertisements misrepresent the City’s 2017 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) that was distributed last year. The site uses alarmist techniques to frighten our residents and customers. The fact is, the City of Franklin’s water is treated by two high performing drinking water plants; the Harpeth Valley Utility District and the City of Franklin Water Treatment Plant (WTP).
This is reflected in the analyses performed daily in Franklin’s water system and is documented in the CCR that can be found HERE. We encourage you to open this link and view the full report as it truly reflects the compliance and outstanding treatment capabilities of our facility. You will see from reading this report that the City is required by the EPA to provide this document each year summarizing the water produced from our system. You can also see in the tables that the violation status is listed in the 2nd column of the tables, which is conveniently left off the water filtration advertisements and websites. The data in this column indicates the City experienced NO violations. You will see in the following columns that the maximum contaminant level that is allowed in domestic water is included as set forth by the EPA, for the consumers information, but does NOT indicate a violation by the utility.
While we respect the choice of consumers to purchase additional water filtration equipment, the citizens of Franklin should know that our local drinking water is treated to a very high level that meets and exceeds state and federal guidelines. The City encourages residents and consumers to not be misled by advertising tactics used to push consumers into purchasing additional equipment. The City’s water is treated by a passionate and dedicated staff that monitors the distribution system through daily samples and the WTP operations continuously to provide an elevated level of service to the customers of Franklin.