Author: Brett McArdle

3 items to know about your STEP system, from CUD’s Joe Fisher

“Without wastewater treatment and disposal, even a million-dollar home would nosedive in value.” A strong statement from CUD Wastewater Supervisor Joe Fisher – especially given the amount of residential development

CUD and City of Murfreesboro Activate Contingency Water Supply

A new water service interconnection between Consolidated Utility District (CUD) and Murfreesboro Water Resources Department will keep water flowing to CUD customers even in the event of an emergency, such

Know the 3 key elements of your water bill

There are two times you’re most likely to carefully examine your water bill: When your usage spikes (“What did we do – water the whole neighborhood?”) and when your bill

How to Protect Your Neighborhood STEP System

STEP refers to Septic Tank Effluent Pump — a system of wastewater disposal that services many neighborhoods in Rutherford County. See this PDF document to learn more. STEP system mailer

Tips to thaw a frozen pipe

Cold temperatures remain constant for Murfreesboro, Tennessee during this winter season and at Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County, freezing pipes are always a matter of concern among customers. In

Five basic steps to help prevent frozen pipes

As water freezes, it expands and causes pressure on pipes and they can bust as an end result. Damage can occur not only in the pipes, but other areas of

The great debate: Bottled water vs. Tap water

The debate of normal tap water versus bottled water has been a topic of conversation for years now. In a recent article from Upworthy, researchers examined a few different criteria

Water conservation tips for winter

Many think of the spring and summer time as the only seasons to conserve water. Sure, you use a significant amount during this span due to planting, gardening and other

Technology and research to improve Murfreesboro water standards in the future

The White House recently released a report on water and the challenges for the future. Climate change, population and competition for water are always noteworthy topics as they can directly

Rutherford County water, a bargain in the big picture

When thinking about the uses of water each day, it is difficult to imagine life without it. From the shower to the morning coffee, water is used significantly in most