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NISSAN Supports HRWA's Efforts to Protect and Restore the State Scenic Harepth River

NISSAN $50,000 donation aids protection of the Harpeth River and clean water in Tennessee

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (September 24, 2014) – Today Nissan announces a $50,000 program grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) – a science-based conservation organization that is dedicated to the long-term health and enjoyment of the 125-mile-long Harpeth River and its 1,000 miles of tributaries. Outside of the Amazon and Mekong, the Harpeth River is part of the biologically unique river systems of the Southeast that contain a greater variety of aquatic life than anywhere else in the world. 

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Vicki Smith, Nissan NA,  615-725-0749

Dorene Bolze, HRWA, 615-790-9767


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Harpeth River and Two Smaller Sewer Plants File Settlement Agreements

Nashville, TN (September 3, 2014)– Cartwright Creek, LLC, and Harpeth Wastewater Cooperative (formerly Berry’s Chapel Utility and Lynwood Utility) have expressed strong interest in cooperating towards a healthy Harpeth River and have worked quickly to negotiate with the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) concerning the permit violations detailed in HRWA’s Clean Water Act 60 day notice sent in January 2014.  Both utilities filed settlement agreements in federal district court on August 28, 2014.

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Contact:  Dorie Bolze, Executive Director, Harpeth River Watershed Association: 615-790-9767 or 615-479-0181,; Bruce Meyer, Cartwright Creek,; Mike Knotts, Harpeth Wastewater Cooperative,

For details see web page

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HRWA files Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against City of Franklin over Sewer Plant Permit Violations

Nashville, TN (August 26, 2014)   Following through on the earlier filing of a 60 day notice of intent, the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA), represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), filed a complaint against the City of Franklin Monday afternoon in federal district court alleging violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from noncompliance with important provisions of its sewage treatment plant permit. 

press Release, August, 26, 2014

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Sewage Treatment Plants Illegally Discharging Waste into Tennessees Harpeth River, Conservation Group Charges

Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and Harpeth River Watershed Association 

Nashville, TN – Citing ongoing permit violations over sewage discharge into Tennessee’s Harpeth River, a conservation group has charged that three sewage treatment facilities are violating the Clean Water Act and that failure to address the pollution will result in a lawsuit.

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