Restore Richland Creek Initiative

Restore Richland Creek

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has listed Richland Creek as polluted. The headwaters, or the very beginning of Richland Creek, belong to Forest Hills.

We need to keep these pollutants out of our drinking water. The best place to start improving water quality is in small headwater streams like those found in Forest Hills. The source of most of the creek's pollution is urban stormwater runoff.

The City is working with the Cumberland River Compact and TDEC to find solutions to the polluted waters of our creek. Our goal as a City is to have certified unpolluted waters in Richland Creek by winter 2018.