2013 Results

 

In 2013, the Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) distributed the eighth annual survey of Tennessee wastewater treatment utilities (only those that are legally allowed to handle 0.1 million of gallons or more of water per day [mgd]) to find out which ones were using water conservation and water reuse practices.  A survey like this is important to Tennessee as it faces strong pressures on its water resources from human use, and the 2013 results are below.

You may also view the results from TDEC's website at http://tn.gov/environment/stormh2o/MS4.shtml.  The wastewater reuse survey is found in the "Helpful Links" box in the bottom right corner. 

2013 Results

This table shows the number of facilities that reuse water in each TDEC Environmental Field Office District.  It also shows how the treated wastewater was used within each district (how many golf courses, schools and parks were irrigated with it, etc.).  Note: None of the facilities used the treated wastewater for residence irrigation, park irrigation, school irrigation, public access irrigation, edible crops, or groundwater recharge and indirect reuse.

TDEC Environ. Field Office   No. of
Reuse
Systems
 
              
  Area of
Residences
Irrigated
     
Area of Golf
Courses
Irrigated
                    
  Area of
Other
Public
Access
Irrigated
 
Groundwater
Recharge
& Indirect
Reuse

                      
Chattanooga          
Columbia          
Cookeville          
Jackson          
Johnson City          
Knoxville          
Memphis          
Nashville 1     10  
2013 Total 1   10 acres  

 The following table summarizes the way reuse water was used among the systems that practiced the technique.  It also includes the number of reuse systems, flow and area for each reuse type.  The facilities did not report their capacities in this section. 

Reuse Type Number of
Systems

Capacity
(mgd)

Flow
(mgd)

Area
Acres

        

Public Access Areas &
Landscape Irrigation

       
Golf Course Irrigation

 

 

 

 

Residential Irrigation                                  
Other Public Access Areas        
Subtotal    
         
Edible Crops        
Other Crops        
Subtotal        

Ground Water Recharge
& Indirect Potable

       
Rapid Infiltration Basins        
Absorption Fields        
Surface Water Augmentation        
Injection        
Subtotal    
Industrial        
At Treatment Plant        
At Other Facilities        
Subtotal        
Toilet Flushing        
Fire Protection        
Wetlands        
Other Uses (Effluent Land Application)  1  0.075 0.010  10
Totals 1 0.075 0.010  10

 Adsorption Fields

a drain field, including the application/distribution system, intended for the reuse of reclaimed water.

Indirect Potable Reuse

for these purposes, the planned discharge of reclaimed water to surface waters to augment the supply of water available for drinking and other uses.

Contact information for the systems that practice water reuse is below.

Reuse System Name County Contact Person/Title Address
Cartwright Creek- Arrington Retreat Williamson Bruce Meyer 1551 Thompsons Station Rd. W., Thompsons
Station, TN 37179
King's Creek Golf Course                           Maury                             Travis Massey                                          

3893 Mahlon Moore Rd.
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Sewanee Utility District Franklin Ben Beavers 150 Sherwood Rd., P.O. Box 3211
Sewanee, TN 37375                                                 

City of Franklin

Williamson Juan Davis/Wayne Davenport 135 Claude Yates Dr.,
Franklin, TN 37064
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