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.
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PROJECTS AND UPDATES
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 to begin late summer 2019 and take approximately 1 year to complete.
Moore's Lane Area Sewer Pressure Pipe Replacement Project
This projects proposes to replace an aging sewer pressure pipe from the intersection of South Carothers Pkwy. and Moore's Lane to near the entrance of the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club. The route will impact residents along Suzanne Dr., Rue De Grande and Moore's Lane.
Project Status: Easements are being negotiated with construction expected to begin late summer/fall and take 1 year to complete.
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: The City has contracted with Baird Company to upgrade each customer's meter site with a new meter and/or transmitter based on the existing equipment at each site. This work began in March, 2019 and will continue through Fall of 2019. As part of the contractor's scope, they are to knock on the homeowner's door prior to starting work, to communicate to the homeowner the need to shut off water for a short period of time (5-15 min) to allow for the work to be completed. Once the work is completed, the contractor will turn the water back on and open a spigot on the side of the home to flush water briefly if necessary. Project notification are being sent out via social media, with updates sent to the neighborhoods where work is being completed.