Information located within this page is intended to inform and aid in educating the customers of Brentwood's water and wastewater system about the services being provided. Additional water and wastewater related information has also been included for our customer's benefit.
Consumer Confidence Report is a report that details the quality of drinking water being delivered to our customers.
PROJECTS AND UPDATES
River Oaks Water Station Renovations Project
The Water Services Department's long-range water system master plan, developed to evaluate existing system infrastructure and identify capital improvements required to meet future projected water demands of the City, includes renovations and upgrades to the City's River Oaks water pumping station located at Ramsgate Court. This station pumps water over to the City's two Skyline water tanks located off Wilson Pike which provide water to businesses and residents north of the Little Harpeth River. The project scope includes demolition of the existing underground station and replacing it with a like structure and updated technologies for greater operational efficiency.
Project Status: Construction began in late July and is anticipated to continue for 4 months.
Devins Drive Water Line Replacement Project (Knox Valley Dr. to Wikle Rd. East)
The Water Services Department's water line replacement program is focused on incremental replacement of aging water lines in order to maintain the highest level of distribution service, reduce maintenance costs and avoid significant future capital infrastructure costs. The next area of water lines slated for replacement includes those located along Devins Drive, between Knox Valley Dr. and Wikle Rd. East. The project includes side streets: Lynhurst Ct., Glover Ct. (not Glover Dr.), Brentview Ct., Foxview Ct., Sherwood Green Ct. and Wikle Rd. East (the cul-de-sac east of Devins).
Project Status: Design for this project began in July, 2018 with construction tentatively scheduled for spring - summer 2019.
Water Loss Management Program
The goal of the WLMP is to reduce overall water loss or non-revenue water loss through implementation of a series of programs proven to be effective in decreasing water loss these will include the following areas:
The Department is contracting with a water system leak detection firm for pipe leak detection services. Leaks can be located underground via ultrasonic listening devices which can detect water escaping from leaks in pipes, pipe joints and valves. Work in the Spring of 2017 included leak detection of all pipes in the City's north pressure zone (generally north of the Little Harpeth River and Concord Rd). Work in FY2018 will include leak detection and district monitoring in the rest of the service area.
Water Service Line Replacement
The Department is currently replacing water service lines (the section of smaller pipe between the public water main and the water meter) that meet specific age and material conditions that have proven to accelerate deterioration of the material. Many services have been replaced via an outside contractor in the Spring of 2017. In-house crews will be completing work annually as time permits.
Water Meter Reading System Upgrades and Data Analytics
The Department is currently upgrading the City's existing "walk by" meter reading system with an advanced, Sensus Flexnet reading system. The Flexnet system includes installation of multiple tower sites that read meters remotely as opposed to the more labor intensive, "walk by" reading system. The base infrastructure has been installed which included three tower sites which have been reading a small sample of meters for several years now. The Flexnet system works to provide the customer and department staff enhanced reading data (greater accuracy measurement of water moving through the meter) to increase operational efficiency and decrease operational costs as well as provide the customer with greater usage information which aides the customer in reducing water waste and potentially avoid costly plumbing repairs. City staff uses the enhanced metering data in capital project planning and customer support. For more information on the Sensus Flexnet system, visit the manufacturers site. For technical specifications related to the Flexnet transmitter module, they can be found in the Transmitter Specification page of the manufacturers website.
Project Status: Proposals from contractors for installation of Flexnet transmitters and meters (for sites not previously upgraded) are currently being accepted by the City. Proposals will be reviewed and a recommendation for award are planned for September, 2018 with work to begin soon after and progress through 2019.