About Us

On April 4th, TDEC stated that it is proposing to deny the WADC’s application to build a sewage treatment plan in Hickman County with effluent discharge into Lick Creek. We want to be extremely clear that TDEC’s proposed denial of the WADC’s application does not yet mean that we have “won”.

TDEC now moves to begin the 60-day comment period, which begins now through June 5, that allows for submission of public comments on its proposed denial.

The public hearing will occur on May 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Hickman County High School.

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for and during this time, we must

MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD. Here is what you can do:

  • Email water.permits@tn.gov explaining why you oppose the WADC plant
  • Educate your friends and neighbors about the matter and encourage them to call or email

Your voices have been heard to get this preliminary denial. Now, we need you more than ever to make your voices even LOUDER! Let’s continue pushing in our fight to have this proposed denial become a REALITY!

Who we are and what we are about:

Hickman County, located approximately one hour west of Nashville, is known for its picturesque rolling hills and countryside, its vital streams and creeks, and unmatched rural way of life enjoyed by generations of residents.  

Hickman County residents and landowners fear change is on the horizon, thanks to a greedy, unelected utility board at the Water Authority of Dickson County (WADC) and their proposed sewage treatment plant that would dump up to 12 million gallons of wastewater per day in our pristine Lick Creek.  

The concerns about this proposed plant are many, to include overdevelopment and unrestricted urban sprawl, rapid gentrification of the county, degradation of Lick Creek and the Duck River, but the greatest rub is the fact that 97% of the sewage would come from wealthier and highly developed Dickson and Williamson counites, not Hickman County. Why should our quaint county we’re proud to call home become a literal dumping ground for neighboring communities?  

Our cause is more than just saving Lick Creek and the future health of our waterways, it’s about Hickman County as a whole. We must join forces to fight for the way of life we have enjoyed for generations and go to bat for the citizens of Hickman County to stop this proposed plant and all that comes with it.   

Save Lick Creek and Save Hickman County! 

The WADC needs to scrap its plans to pollute Lick Creek, Hickman County and the Duck River Watershed.

Mike Butler, CEO of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation


Friends of Lick Creek

PO Box 503

Lyles, TN 37098


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