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On May 23rd, 2006 the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (T.D.E.C.) issued the City of Brentwood and Metro Nashville an Agreed Order as a result of sanitary sewer overflows in the area of the Brentwood-Metro Sewage Lift Station. 
The Agreed Order prohibits further sewer connections, line extensions, or increased flows to its wastewater collection system that is served by the Brentwood pump station (see map of Moratorium Area), except for those connections and line extensions currently under construction or to which Brentwood and/or Metro are legally committed and those necessitated by subsurface sewage disposal systems which, because of failure, pose a health hazard. 

The moratorium shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded by the TDEC or upon completion of the activities set forth in the CAP/ER.  However, Brentwood may present to the T.D.E.C. a written request, with supporting data, for partial or total relaxation of the moratorium based on the successful progress of the CAP/ER.

To view a map of the area affected by the sewer moratorium, please click here.

Moratorium Update:  (updated February, 2014) 

To date, the Department has rehabilitated nearly 27 miles of sewer pipeline, 1,500 manholes and several hundred service connections throughout the Little Harpeth River drainage basin.  Work will continue through the Spring of 2014 to repair additional manholes and customer service laterals.  Based on the work completed to date, the State (TDEC) has granted the City partial relaxation of the moratorium.  Please contact the Water Services Department staff if you would like further information.       

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Last updated: 2/20/2014 7:21:40 AM