Date(s) - 05/25/2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hickman County High School
Join us to support Friends of Lick Creek!
SIGN UP HERE: https://dash.pointapp.org/events/56413
ABOUT: Participants will support Friends of Lick Creek and learn more about the process of approval for wastewater treatment plants, water pollution issues impacting rural communities, and how to advocate for responsible policy that protects clean water and healthy ecosystems for the rivers of Tennessee!
Middle Tennessee’s Duck River is North America’s most biologically diverse freshwater river, one of three hotspots in the world for fish and mussel diversity, and the drinking water source for 250,000 people—but a plan for a new sewer plant on one of its tributaries, Lick Creek, and potentially spur unmanaged growth in a rural area of our state could imperil its exceptional qualities. The Friends of Lick Creek organized to analyze options and push back on this new sewer plant. A public hearing is scheduled on the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC)’s proposal to deny the Water Authority of Dickson County (WADC)’s application to build a sewage treatment plant in Hickman County with effluent discharge into Lick Creek. Please attend the TDEC public hearing to support the state’s recommendation and learn more about the process of approval for wastewater treatment plants, water pollution issues impacting rural communities, and how to advocate for responsible policy that protects clean water and healthy ecosystems for the rivers of Tennessee! More info is available at https://www.tn.gov/environment/ppo-public-participation/ppo-public-participation/ppo-water.html
- Learn more here: https://savelickcreek.com/learn/.
- Voice your support for TDEC’s decision to deny the permit. TDEC will begin the 30-day comment period, April 5-June 5, that allows for submission of public comments. Call 931-716-0168 and leave a voicemail or email firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you care about this issue and support TDEC’s decision.
- Attend the public hearing on May 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 at Hickman County High School. We’re encouraging advocates to support Friends of Lick Creek by showing up to support TDEC’s decision!
- Educate your friends and neighbors about the matter and encourage them to call, email, and show up to the public hearing!