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Metro Nashville (& TN Water & Wastewater Finance Board) Approve Metro Nashville Water & Sewer Rate Hikes

Continued Monitoring Required Yesterday (December 4, 2019), the Metro Nashville Council approved water and sewer rate increases.   On November 21, 2019, I (Jim Redwine, VP & COO of Harpeth Conservancy) participated in the TN Water & Wastewater Finance Board hearing concerning the proposed Metro Nashville water & sewer rate increases.   I serve as the environmental …

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Harpeth Conservancy to Dismiss Appeal of Permit for Franklin Sewage Treatment Plant

River conservation group cites city’s commitment and continues to seek collaborative approaches to reducing pollution in the Harpeth River See PDF format here.  FRANKLIN, TENN, March 26, 2019—In an effort to foster a more collaborative approach to restoring water quality in the Harpeth River, Harpeth Conservancy today announced that it and the City have agreed to …

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Harpeth Conservancy supports legislation requiring municipal wastewater plants to quantify and limit pollutants

Harpeth Conservancy supports legislation requiring municipal wastewater plants to quantify and limit pollutants Statement by Jim RedwineVice President & COO , Harpeth Conservancy NASHVILLE, TENN, March 8, 2016–Harpeth Conservancy is proud to support legislation filed in the Tennessee General Assembly that will hold municipal wastewater treatment plants receiving loans from the state accountable for following …

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American Rivers Names Harpeth River One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

Contact: Dorie Bolze, Harpeth River Watershed Association, (615) 479-0181Erin McCombs, American Rivers, (828) 649-7887 4/7/2015 Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Harpeth River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat sewage pollution and excessive water withdrawals pose to clean water and public health. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a …

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Harpeth Conservancy Launches New Water Reporter Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 06, 2018) Harpeth Conservancy Launches New Water Reporter Initiative Harpeth Conservancy is holding the first training session for its new citizen science program on Thursday at 2:00 pm at Harpeth River State Park Highway 100 Canoe Access. NASHVILLE, TN (March 08, 2018) — On Thursday, March 08 at 2:00 pm, Harpeth …

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City of Franklin, HRWA Reach Settlement Agreement over Harpeth River Lawsuit

Franklin—May 10, 2016 The City of Franklin and the conservation organization, Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA), have resolved their differences regarding the City’s operation of its Water Reclamation Facility, ending a 2014 federal Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by HRWA in which HRWA has been represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). The parties …

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