About Simpson Water
At Simpson Water, we take great pride in ensuring high-quality water service to homes and businesses throughout the county. Clean, safe drinking water is a mainstay of healthy, vibrant communities, and we are committed to ensuring this service is affordable and available to our region now and in the future.
With a diverse blend of residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial customers, Simpson Water works diligently to serve over 3,300 water customers with an average of 1 million gallons of water each day. Simpson Water maintains over 395 miles of pipeline, 8 pumping stations and 7 tanks throughout a 260-square-mile area. We test the purity of the water that is delivered to you an average of 10 times each month to ensure its quality around the clock.
Simpson Water purchases most of its water from White House Utility District (WHUD) in Tennessee, which draws water from Old Hickory Lake and treats it in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Both utilities work in close partnership to ensure constant high-quality water to customers and strive to keep rates low. WHUD is a reliable supplier with a quality product that has enabled Simpson Water to meet customers’ needs, even in times of severe drought.
Simpson Water leadership works closely with the economic development community to keep pace with changing needs. This includes identifying growth projections and industry needs, brainstorming ways to meet those needs, and ensuring adequate and reliable water services.
We continue to honor our commitment to environmental stewardship through our water facilities that we maintain to meet the growing needs of the region. We regularly compare system capacities to existing and projected customer usage to determine where improvements are needed. The challenge is not only to plan for these improvements, but also find the most economical funding sources in order to keep rates as low as possible for our customers.
Simpson County Water District began operations on April 14, 1964 after the Simpson County Court determined the creation of a water utility was in the best interest of public health and convenience. The original Board of Commissioners appointed by the Court was Billy Jeff Cherry, David H. Roark and Jack H. Ferguson. After consulting with community residents, federal funding agencies and engineers, construction of the first Simpson Water project was completed in 1968 serving 500 customers. Water service was provided through a network of pipes, pumping stations, tanks and other facilities needed to bring a pure, potable water supply to remote and undeveloped locations throughout Simpson County.
The City of Franklin treated the water to customers until 1993, when Simpson Water began purchasing water from White House Utility District in White House, Tennessee. Today, the diverse base of residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial customers has grown to serve over 3,300 individuals as the utility continues to expand. The progressive thinking of the original Simpson County Water District leaders continues with an ongoing commitment to ensuring availability of water to all those in Simpson County who need it.