As Rutherford County has grown, the need for reliable utilities has grown, too. For any developing area, safe drinking water is a must-have, and our local leaders have recognized that necessity over the years.
In the early 1960s, four utility districts were created in Rutherford County: Stones River, Florence, Double Springs and Rockvale. On October 1st, 1968, the Double Springs and the Stones River Utility Districts merged to become Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County. Soon afterwards, Florence and Rockvale merged with Consolidated Utility District, and the Eagleville Water Department became part of CUD in the mid-1990s.
The 1970s saw the completion of Interstate 24 and usage of J. Percy Priest Lake for hydro electrical production and recreation. The lake would later serve another purpose for Rutherford and Wilson Counties as new employers and industry entered the county, placing more demands on water systems.
In 1978 the Board of Commissioners of Consolidated Utility District authorized development of plans for the construction of a water treatment plant. The source would be J. Percy Priest Lake. Grants and loans were obtained from Farmers Home Administration, and in 1981, the K. Thomas Hutchinson Water Treatment Plant opened production with the capacity to produce 4 million gallons of water per day. Several expansions and upgrades later, the plant will have an ultimate capacity of 32 million gallons per day.
Our Board of Commissioners consists of five members, all of whom are our customers. Our Board Members are:
- President: Mr. John L. Batey Jr.
- Vice-President: Dr. Rosemary Owens
- Secretary: Mr. Craig Lynch
- Mr. Carter Woodruff
- Ms. Lynnisse Roehrich-Patrick
- Advisory Member: Mr. Hassel Smith, III
- Advisory Member: Mr. Chip Pinion
- Advisory Member: Mr. Allen Swader
The current attorneys are Mr. Jeff Reed and Mr. Roger Hudson.
It is our mission and goal to provide safe drinking water to all within the service area of Consolidated Utility District at the most reasonable cost for our customers.