Hohenwald, founded in 1878, has continued to grow and prosper. Join our community!
Mayor Clayton was elected on May 5, 2011 and was sworn into office on May 10, 2011.
Contact us to see if we have the right property for you and the business environment you need.
Is my drinking water safe? Yes, our water meets all of EPA’s health standards. We have conducted numerous tests for over 80 contaminants that may be in drinking water. As you’ll see in the chart on the back, we only detected 100 of these contaminants. We found all of these contaminants at safe levels.
What is the source of my water? Your water, which is ground water, consistenting of three wells ,comes from the Highland Rim Area . Our goal is to protect our water from contaminants and we are working with the State to determine the vulnerability of our water source to potential contamination. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has prepared a Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) Report for the untreated water sources serving water to this water system. The SWAP Report assesses the susceptibility of untreated water sources to potential contamination. To ensure safe drinking water, all public water systems treat and routinely test their water. Water sources have been rated as reasonably susceptible, moderately susceptible or slightly susceptible based on geologic factors and human activities in the vicinity of the water source. The The Name of your water system sources rated as reasonably susceptible to potential contamination.
An explanation of Tennessee’s Source Water Assessment Program, the Source Water Assessment summaries, susceptibility scorings and the overall TDEC report to EPA can be viewed online at www.tn.gov/environment/dws/dwassess.shtml or you may contact the Water System to obtain copies of specific assessments. A wellhead protection plan is available for your review by contacting Jerry Hensley at the The Hohenwald Water Lab between 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M weekdays.
Why are there contaminants in my water? Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
For more information about your drinking water, please call Jerry Hensley at 796-6057.
How can I get involved? Our Water Board meets on the first Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the city hall . Please feel free to participate in these meetings.
Is our water system meeting other rules that govern our operations? The State and EPA require us to test and report on our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We have met all of these requirements. Results of unregulated contaminant analysis are available upon request.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water:
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation prescribe regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Do I Need To Take Special Precautions? Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have under-gone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about not only their drinking water, but food preparation, personal hygiene, and precautions in handling infants and pets from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).Lead in Drinking Water If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The Hohenwald water system is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead
You can't see smell or taste lead in your drinking water .Testing at the tap is the only way to measure lead levels in your home or workplace .
Water System Security Following the events of September 2001, we realize that our customers are concerned about the security of their drinking water. We urge the public to report any suspicious activities at any utility facilities, including treatment plants, tanks, fire hydrants, etc. to 796-2231.
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829 Columbia Hwy.Hohenwald, TN 38462(931) 796-5421www.hohenwaldgolf.com
The Hohenwald Municipal Golf Course now has two payment options for membership. Annual Pass members will have the option to pay fees monthly, or save 10-20% by paying a lump-sum once annual payment. In addition to the new monthly payment option, they also offer two different Out of Town Passes for people living outside of Lewis County and Corporate Annual Passes. If you have questions or would like to become a member, please stop by the Pro Shop or call (931) 796-5421.
Just a Little Reminder
We have changed the utility bill due dates.
The bills will now be due from the 5th thru 15th of each month.
After the 15th a 10% penalty will be added to your bill if not paid.
All bills with penalty have to be paid by the 25th of the month.
Cut offs on all unpaid bills will be on the 26th of the month.
The drive thru window will only be open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM the 5th thru 15th also.
If you have any questions about your bill please call 796-2231
It's a program designed to help defray emergency costs for those who are not economically self-sufficient. 100% of your donation will be used for the purpose of helping a family or individual in need.
The applicant applies for help with South Central Human Resource Agency.
Once an applicant qualifies, they will receive assistance from City of Hohenwald.
The City of Hohenwald has been participitating in this program since 2009 and has been successful in fulfilling a need in our community.
For more information, visit or call:
South Central Human Resource Agency 43 Smith St. 931-796-4825
► Applicants who have received assistance within the last twelve months do not qualify.
► Must meet income requirements determined by South Central Human Resource Agency.
► Proof of income ( eight week's pay stubs)
► Utility bill account information from the City of Hohenwald
South Central Human Resource Agency will pay 67% of gas amount on bill only.
The remaining amount will be the customers responsibility.
The program is totally dependent on the generosity of citizens who donate to help fellow citizens in need.
Stop by City Hall and give your donation to one of the employees in the front office.
Make out check to:
City of Hohenwald be sure to write in comments: Project Help
Mail Check to :
City of Hohenwald P.O. Box 40 Hohenwald, TN 38462
Fire Department: 931-796-2241
Police Department: 931-796-3223
For Emergencies - Call 911
Lewis County Ambulance Service: 931-796-5566
Garbage Pick Up Schedule
Water, Gas, Sewer and Garbage is available to all customers in the city limits. Water and Gas available to most county customers. Come to City Hall to arrange utility services. View the 2012 City of Hohenwald Utility Fees Schedule for Water, Gas, Sewage, and Garbage
Electric service is provided by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative.
15 Kyle St.Hohenwald, TN 38462Phone: 931-796-5365
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Holidays
Yes, Hohenwald does offer Animal Control.
Dog Catcher Patrick Baxter 931-628-1039 or contact David Henley at the Police Department 931-796-3223
It is $5 a day if your dog is picked up. That covers the food, water and boarding. You have two days to pick your dog up before it is set up for adoption. There is a $50 adoption fee that covers Rabies shot and spay/neuter.
Lewis County Museum
The third largest animal trophy mount collection in North America is located at the Lewis County Museum of Local and Natural History in downtown Hohenwald. For more information go to www.lewiscountymuseum.com.
108 E. Main St.931-796-1550
Yes, please call:
Lewis County Public Transportation: 931-796-5558
and they can tell you their routes and charges.
Hohenwald Municipal Golf Course - http://www.hohenwaldgolf.com
829 Columbia Hwy, Hohenwald, TN 38462, Phone: 931-796-5421
Memorial Park - http://www.memorialparkhohenwald.com/
115 Smith Ave, Hohenwald, TN 38462, Phone: 931-796-3846 or 931-796-3078
Governor Bill Haslam615-690-8668
Vance DennisState Representative615-741-2190
Dr. Joey HensleyState Senator615-741-3100
Read more: Who are our State representatives?
U.S. Senator Bob Corker615-279-8125
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander615-736-5129
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn202-225-2811
Read more: Who are our Federal representatives?
City services are provided to residents through City Hall. Taxes are also paid via administrative services.
Building codes and business permits are available through City Hall's administrative office at 118 West Linden Ave.
Maps and business information are available through the local Hohenwald-Lewis County Chamber of Commerce at their office 106 N. Court St.
To obtain a library card, simply present valid ID with proof of local mailing address and fill out a short application.
John A. Baker Airport
The John A. Baker Airport is a full service airport, where you can purchase your gasoline.
Hohenwald City Hall.
Water, Gas, Sewer and Garbage are available to all customers in the city limits. Water and Gas available to most county customers..
Picnic at Willhelm Tell Platz
Take a picnic to Wilhelm Tell Platz and relax in the cool grass or under the bandstand. Located on South Maple Street in the downtown area..
The Hohenwald-Lewis County Chamber of Commerce is open to all businesses in our region to keep our residents informed.
Hohenwald City Hall118 West Linden Ave Hohenwald, TN 38462 Tel: 931-796-2231
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