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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  • Gibson Creek Rehab – Area 1 Begins
    Located in Council Districts 7, 8, and 9, construction is underway and is expected to continue through 2017. The project will renew aged and defective wastewater infrastructure.
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  • Cowan Riverside Rehab – Area 4 is Underway
    Sewer infrastructure renewal continues in the Cowan Riverside area with construction starting in Area 4 – Pages Branch.
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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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  • 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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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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