The Clarksville Water System is one of the largest in Tennessee and serves approximately 160,000 people. The system consists of a water treatment plant and distribution system.
The Clarksville Wastewater Treatment Plant is currently approved for treating 25 million gallons per day (MGD) and has the ability to peak for short periods at 75 MGD. It was initially built in 1963 and has undergone a number of upgrades to date, with the most recent project occurring after the flood of 2010. The wastewater plant has primary and secondary treatment with conventional activated sludge. The dewatering process consists of 3 gravity belt thickeners and 4 centrifuges that achieve a cake dryness of about 26%. The current average daily demand is approximately 13 MGD during dry weather and peaks in the mid 60's MGD during wet weather.
The operation of the water plant and distribution system is regulated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Drinking Water Division and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Clarksville's source of water is the Cumberland River.
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