Settlement Filed In Harpeth River Pollution Case

Posted at 11:05 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 00:05:40-04

A new settlement filed this week calls for the city of Franklin to add pollution controls as it expands its sewage treatment plant.

The suit centers on a battle between Franklin and the Harpeth River Watershed Association.

For years, the non-profit accused the city of polluting the Harpeth River from its sewage treatment plant.

The settlement included the added pollution controls. Franklin will also spend $10 million over five years to upgrade old sewer lines, and other projects to protect the river.

Plus, the city promised to extensively test the water-quality. A judge still has to sign the settlement, before it becomes final.