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
Devens 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 Devens 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 Devens).
The route of the new water line will be generally along the path of the existing water lines, or on the east side of Devens Drive in the right-of-way. For cul-de-sacs, the line varies. The Devens Drive Water Project Map will show the affected areas where the new lines will be installed.
Project Status: Design and bidding is complete. The City is evaluating bids received. Construction is anticipated to begin in late August, early September 2019 and take approximately 6 months to complete.
Crockett Rd. and Deerwood Water System Improvement Projects
The Crockett Rd. water line replacement project proposes to replace existing water lines, service to homes and system appurtenances along Crockett Rd. between Raintree Blvd. roundabout to Ohara Drive. There will be some service lines replaced west of the roundabout but the larger construction activity will be between Raintree Blvd. and Ohara. System improvements will also include making improvements in the Deerwood neighborhood on the west side of Brentwood.
Project Status: Construction activity is anticipated to begin the week of July 15th 2019 along Crockett Road and take approximately 6 months to complete. Work in Deerwood has yet to be scheduled but is anticipated for later this fall. Please check back for updates.
Deerwood Ln. Water Line Connector Project
The Deerwood Ln. water line connector project was planned for purposes of abandoning the original water supply line that is routed from Harpeth River Dr., southward under the Little Harpeth River into the Deerwood neighborhood. This line is aging and in need of replacement. When the newer Johnson Chapel road water line was installed in 2014, provisions were made at that time to prepare for a future connection to Deerwood which would permit abandonment of the original line. Therefore, the scope of the Deerwood connector project is to install approximately 400 feet of new water pipe from the intersection of Deerwood and Johnson Chapel to 302 Deerwood Ln. and then abandon the line near the entrance to Deerwood Park. The Deerwood Lane Water Project Map will show more details of the affected area. This work was bid with the Crockett Rd. water line project and will dovetail on that construction work. We are anticipating the Deerwood work to be scheduled sometime this Fall as the Crockett Road water line work gets closer to completion.
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 eastbound traffic along Moore's Lane.
Project Status: Construction bids have been received by the City and construction is expected to begin late August or early September and take approximately 6 months 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.