Traffic isn’t the only major issue with the rapid growth across Middle TN. A major hidden and smelly public health risk is untreated sewage that gets into our creeks and rivers during storms from aging sewer lines and from other failures. Sewer overflows are prohibited. Since 2018, over 8.5 million gallons of untreated sewer and rain have overflowed out of manholes into the Little Harpeth from the sewer system in Brentwood!
See CEO, Dorie Bolze discuss sewer overflows with Stacy Case, of Fox 17, January 22, 2020. Project Nashville: Sewer issues hit cities due to rapid development, aging infrastructure
This location is one of the main sewer overflows in Brentwood. In 2019, 2.5 million gallons of untreated sewage and rainwater have gone into the Little Harpeth from this spot by Hillsboro Road.
Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin are some of the cities in Tennessee under legal agreements to invest in extensive and massive upgrades. We are working to require all sewer systems have a public reporting system like the one we established with Franklin so the public gets quick notice both via the press, signage at the site, and reporting on the website within a few days.
Click below to track Sewer Overflows near you!
Nashville (This is posted a month after the overflow, not a few days later like Brentwood and Franklin)