Cleanwater Nashville

Metro Water Services

The Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program

is an initiative led by Metro Water Services (MWS) in coordination with partner agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the 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 and its tributaries for future generations.

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  • Cured-in-place pipe lining seals the deal
    Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is one of several sewer rehabilitation methods used to repair leaking or structurally unsound existing pipelines.
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  • Lakewood water, wastewater modernization complete

    The large-scale project, which began in Jan. 2014, modernizes water and wastewater systems throughout residential and commercial areas in Dist. 11.


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  • Mayor Barry visits sewer rehabilitation project

    Mayor Megan Barry recently visited the 28th Avenue Rehabilitation – Area 1 project site to learn more about how Nashville’s aging sewer infrastructure is being renewed...


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  • Smith Springs Rehab. – Area 1 Begins
    Construction on Smith Springs Rehabilitation – Area 1 – Priest Lake Meadows, located in Council District 29, is underway and is expected to continue through 2017. The project will renew aged and defective wastewater infrastructure.
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  • Community Engagement
    Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program (CWNOAP) team leaders shared plans for renewing wastewater system infrastructure in North Nashville...
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  • Service lines connect citizens to public sewer system
    Clean Water Nashville is constructing sewer rehabilitation projects to renew sewer infrastructure and reduce overflows that may lead to water quality impairments.
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  • Whites Creek Trunk Rehabilitation Project is Underway
    This Annual Rehabilitation FY2014 project will address locations where rain and groundwater are leaking into the sewer system leading to overflows. Construction is expected through 2017.
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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.

Ron Taylor, CWNOAP Program Director

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