Contact: Harpeth River Watershed Association: 615-479-0181
See http://www.harpethriver.org/programs/waterquality/dwps for details or contact HRWA for documents.
Nashville, TN (December 22, 2014)–On December 11, the TN Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) issued a revision letter to its mid-November Commissioner’s Determination stating that it was in error and that the analysis provided by the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) was correctly based on the City of Franklin’s own data of daily amounts of water withdrawn from the Harpeth River.
HRWA is encouraged that TDEC recognized that HRWA’s six-year analysis provided important insight on the need to accurately measure the Harpeth River’s flow at the withdrawal point so that the City of Franklin can be confident they are operating in accordance with the permitted water withdraw limits.
HRWA is also encouraged that with this communication TDEC also states that it will schedule a meeting with the City of Franklin, HRWA and the Southern Environmental Law Center to “clearly define the method for determining and reporting compliance with the permit limits.”
“This is a very simple but important issue. The City and the State need to know how much water is in the Harpeth at the point and time where the City withdraws … Period.” states Matt Dobson, President of HRWA’s Board of Directors.