West Overton Utility District was created in early 1970 to provide clean and safe potable water to the Southwestern quarter of Overton County Tennessee. WOUD now consists of 3,200 water meters, 3 water storage tanks, 2 pumping stations and approximately 150 miles of water line. We purchase treated water from The City of Livingston, and The City of Algood which purchases treated water from The City of Cookeville.
We have 4 full time employees, 1 part time meter reader, 1 part time backhoe operator and 3 board members. Our full time employees are Terry Walker, general manager employed since 1988 and a Grade I Distribution License; Thomas Gentry, field maintenance, employed since 2009 and a Grade II Distribution License; Julie Walker, secretary employed since 1996 and Tammy Hinson, secretary, employed since 2006. Our part time meter reader is Ryan Barnhart employed since 2006. Our 3 board members are Gene Snowden, Brenda Anderson and Maurice Copeland. All of our board members have completed the training and continuing education from the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, which is required by the State of Tennessee for a utility district commissioner.