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Citizens Urged to Use Caution Around Harpeth River Floodwaters

Significant Rainfall Leads to Flooding

Post Date:04/22/2017 10:17 PM

Harpeth River Overflowing April 2017

The City of Franklin has received significant amounts of rainfall over the past 24 hours.  As a result, the Harpeth River has risen out of its banks in several places, inundating a portion of the City’s collection system that transports raw sewage to the wastewater treatment plant.
 
Citizens should be aware that floodwaters may contain raw sewage and other contaminants.  We encourage our citizens to use caution and not enter open and standing water while floodwaters are present.  Once the floodwaters have subsided the City will work to resolve any identified issues.
 
If you see any indication that a sanitary sewer overflow has occurred, please call the City of Franklin Water Management Department at (615) 794 – 4554.

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