We understand that our customers may have unique circumstances when it comes to their water needs and ability to pay. To help alleviate this burden, Nashville has developed a range of payment and assistance programs, as well as outreach policies. In the early days of Tennessee, water was used for drinking, transportation and fire control. Dr.
Bucy explains her interpretation of the early perception of water. Tennessee law is particularly beneficial in this regard, as the Tennessee Water Control Act was passed in 1971, granting all Tennesseans the right to uncontaminated water. Nashville is located in a limestone basin in the Cumberland or Central Basin, which makes it difficult to dig wells. To ensure the quality and quantity of drinking water in the state, Tennessee has implemented several regulations, such as the Water Quality Control Act (Water Pollution Control Rules), Tennessee Safe Drinking Water Act (Safe Drinking Water Supply Rules), Safe Dam Act (Safe Dam Rules), Water Well Act (Well Rules) and Water Extraction Registration Act (Water Extraction Rules).In addition to these regulations, Humanities Tennessee is a not-for-profit organization that works to foster community and civility in Tennessee through engaging programs that explore ideas, stories, history, art and culture.
Through their efforts, they are helping to ensure that all Tennesseans have access to clean and safe drinking water. For more information on Nashville's water supply access policies and programs, please refer to the sewer line brochure. By understanding these policies and programs, you can help ensure that you have access to clean and safe drinking water.