WHUD is geographically the largest utility district in the state of TN. Our service area covers 600 square miles, which is almost twice the size of New York City (a little more than 300 square miles).
Because of our physical size, we have a long way to pump the water. From our water treatment plant on Rockland Road in Hendersonville, we pump water 40 miles north, all the way to the Kentucky state line; nearly 20 miles east; roughly 15 miles west; and several miles south to Cages and Douglas Bend areas in Gallatin.
Our service area is made up of more than 1,050 miles of pipes, which also contains tanks, pump stations, valves, and pumps that must be maintained. To put it in perspective, that’s longer than a trip from White House, TN to Ottawa, Canada (1011 miles).
WHUD has earned international recognition for its innovative use of GIS to drive operations and improve service to its customers.