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 Water System was initially built in 1951 and has undergone a series of upgrades to date. The current water system is approved to produce 28 million gallons per day (MGD) and has the ability to peak for brief periods at 30 MGD. The water treatment process is conventional primary treatment, coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation, and state of the art membrane micro-filtration. The water system delivers an average of 17.5 MGD of safe and reliable drinking water daily to the citizens of Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The Clarksville Water System staff works diligently around the clock monitoring various water quality parameters and conducting numerous testing throughout the year to ensure safe and high-quality finished water is delivered to the customer tap.

Note: The Clarksville Water System proudly notes that 90% of their staff have achieved the State of Tennessee Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Board certificates of competency!

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)

Did you know?

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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Gas & Water Joins Seventh Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water”

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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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