Water

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.

Clarksville Water System Overview (PDF)

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Water infrastructure statistics for FY 2021.
  • Water produced and treated:  6.71 billion gallons
  • Water plant capacity: 25 million gallons per day (MGD)
  • Water customers: 73,132
  • Water meters: 76,276
  • Water main lines: 1,113 miles
  • Water valves: 15,563
  • Fire hydrants: 6,812
  • Water blow-off hydrants: 1,018
  • Water storage tanks: 15

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Imagine a Day Without Water began in 2015 as a project of The Value of Water Campaign. In 2021, more than 1,000 organizations signed up to participate in the annual day of advocacy and education. 

The Value of Water Campaign educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. Spearheaded by top leaders in the water industry, the Value of Water Campaign is building public and political will for investment in America's water infrastructure. Follow the Value of Water Campaign on Twitter and Facebook

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Clarksville Water System Employees at Work!

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