The Cumberland River is one of Nashville’s greatest assets, an abundant source of drinking water and recreation, and a major contributor to our community’s quality of life.
The Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program is an initiative led by Metro Water Services in coordination with partner agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for the purpose of meeting the Clean Water Act requirements and, in the process, ensuring the environmental health of the Cumberland River for future generations.
This site provides information about:
- the Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program and the Consent Decree agreement between the Metro Nashville Government, TDEC and EPA that sets the terms for system infrastructure improvements;
- the Long Term Control Plan that involved significant community input in the recommendations for Metro’s combined sewer system;
- the Corrective Action Plan/Engineering Report for addressing sewer overflows from the separate sewer system; and
- the status of current projects in the Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program of infrastructure renewal to reduce sewer overflows, reduce health risks associated with exposure to bacteria and contaminants, and improve water quality in the Cumberland River and Davidson County's extensive network of streams, creeks, and tributaries.