Plans for new sewage plant rile some in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- The Harpeth River in Middle Tennessee is about to flow free again, but there are worries about discharges from a new wastewater treatment plant.

The Tennessean reports the city of Franklin has plans to demolish the lone dam on the scenic river, which flows through Williamson, Davidson and Cheatham counties into the larger Cumberland River.

However, the city has also planned a new wastewater treatment plant that would discharge into the Harpeth upstream from where Franklin draws in water for drinking and other uses. The new Goose Creek plant is part of a 30-year, $206 million package of water and sewer projects in the city, about 15 miles south of Nashville.

State approval after public comment would be required for a new treatment plant.

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