In the 1920’s Mr. Newman Cheek built his country estate called Sherwood Forest on the banks of the Cumberland River in Madison, Tennessee. Mr. Cheek of the Maxwell House Coffee’s Cheek Family needed a good source of clean drinking water so he built a water treatment plant as his personal water system for his home. Being a man of vision he later allowed his neighbors to hook onto his water system, realizing the importance of abundant clean water to his friends and neighbors for the enhancement of their daily lives.
Caring For Our Community
Since its beginning in 1939 serving only 1,246 customers, the Madison Suburban Utility District has grown to serve an estimated population of 70,000 with 19,800 meters from Inglewood, Madison, Goodlettsville, and Bellshire areas. The water treatment plant has been expanded to a capacity to produce 16.5 million gallons of water per day, with a peak demand of 10.5 million gallons of water.