City of Brentwood reports perfect score on water system inspection

(Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following an unannounced inspection from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Brentwood city officials announced Aug. 20 the city has received a perfect score on a sanitary survey of its water system.

The sanitary survey is an inspection of a city's public water system to assess capability to provide safe drinking water to residents. During surveys, TDEC inspectors review records, leak repairs, training and certifications and take samples of water in real time, according to a release from the city. Surveys are conducted at least one every two years.


In the most recent survey, the city received a score of 100%. The city last reported a perfect score in 2012; however, in the past five years, scores have averaged 99%, according to the city.

“I want to recognize Director Chris Milton, Assistant Director Drew Muirhead, and all of the water team members for achieving a perfect score of 100%," Brentwood City Manager Kirk Bednar said in the release. "While we have traditionally scored well on these surveys, a perfect score is certainly something to be extra proud of.”

In recent years, the city has undertaken several projects to improve its city infrastructure, particularly its sewer system. Read more about the city's efforts to improve systems here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.