Town of Smyrna Waste Water Treatment Plant

To protect public health, the Town of Smyrna is asking the public to avoid swimming, wading, fishing, or other water contact in Stewart Creek and the embayment where Stewart Creek enters Percy Priest Lake until further notice due to elevated levels of bacteria. There is no danger to the Town’s drinking water. The Town receives its supply of drinking water from the Stones River Reservoir.

It is believed the cause of the issue relates to an industrial discharge. The Town will continue to investigate the cause of the situation as it works diligently to restore the Waste Water Treatment Plant to its previous condition. This process may take several weeks to achieve. We will continue to update the public throughout the situation.

The Town is closely coordinating with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), which is providing the Town with technical expertise and guidance while ensuring appropriate measures are taken to protect public health and the environment.

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