Friendsville Water Department was officially created in June of 1964 when the City of Friendsville received a public facility loan in the amount of $281,000 from the State of Tennessee. The purpose was to provide quality drinking water to the citizens of Friendsville and to promote growth for their small town. Friendsville Water Department employs five full time employees one of which resides in City Hall as the office manager. The current system consists of approximately 100 miles of pipeline, 2 pumping stations and 3 storage tanks with a combined capacity of 871,000 gallons. For fire suppression the system has 60 plus fire hydrants installed in the system. There are currently 2,000 water customers and serves a population of 5,000 people that has an average demand of 327,000 gallons a day.