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Broadway, Van Buren overflows eliminated

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:27 AM

Broadway, Van Buren overflows eliminatedMetro Nashville is making significant progress toward improving Cumberland River water quality, eliminating two downtown combined sewer overflow (CSO) points. Closing the Broadway and Van Buren CSO’s reduces the number of Davidson County overflow points by 25 percent and reduces the amount of contaminated stormwater and wastewater flowing directly into the Cumberland River.
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Clean Water Nashville OAP begins project work

Date added: 23-Feb-2017 02:28 PM

Clean Water Nashville OAP begins project workThe Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program initiated construction on the following major projects in the second quarter of 2012:

  • Expansion of storage capacity at the MWS Driftwood CSO Equalization Facility on Driftwood Street
  • Expansion and other improvements to the Dodson Chapel Pumping Station and Equalization Facility

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Music City Center features green roof

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:32 AM

Music City Center features green roofThe recently completed Music City Center is on track to be certified Silver Level LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – by the U.S. Green Building Council.

One of the elements that will be considered during the certification process is the building’s green roof, designed to reduce the convention center’s overall energy usage.
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Washington CSO Control Facility goes online

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:35 AM

Washington CSO Control Facility goes onlineA major combined sewer facility providing optimization for wet weather storage, screening and control of floatables and solids went online in April of this year. In addition to providing treatment, the facility dramatically reduces the number of overflows at the Washington outfall, and reduces the volume of overflows by approximately 90 percent annually.

Constructed at a cost of approximately $17 million, it was operationally complete in time to meet the Consent Decree milestone.
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Compact drives water quality education

WHILE CLEAN WATER NASHVILLE CONDUCTS physical improvements to water and wastewater systems to improve water quality, public education and awareness remain vital keys for our waterways’ long-term quality and conservation.

Fortunately in Nashville, numerous organizations are contributing to public education. This summer, the Cumberland River Compact is hosting a high-profile series titled Innovations and Solutions that focuses on the most pressing environmental, legal and political issues facing our local waterways.

Clean Water Nashville Director Ron Taylor participated in an April launch of the series, which brought together government agencies, technical professionals, neighborhood groups, agricultural interests and watershed stakeholders to engage in important dialogue about the future of the Cumberland River Basin and its tributaries.

Innovations and Solutions is one series in the Compact’s broader River Talks program. Other series in this program include History of the Cumberland, Travelers on the Cumberland and The Bob Brown Talks dedicated to the life and legacy of Bob Brown.

“The Cumberland River and its tributaries are intertwined throughout this region, and not just geologically speaking,” said Compact Executive Director Mekayle Houghton. “The watershed is a part of our history, economy, culture and overall health. River Talks celebrates the Cumberland in all of these facets by featuring leading experts in each field. All are welcome to attend these free events to learn more about the Cumberland, and hopefully to deepen the community’s appreciation for it.”

An example of public education is a seminar on reducing storm water runoff through green infrastructure. Illustrating the wide range of participation intended to reach wider audiences, this event will include homeowners to technical professionals – all eager to learn about advances and solutions in green engineering, construction, policy and law.

Through collaboration, education and action, the Compact’s goal is to ensure clean and abundant water sources that support life, recreation and economic well-being for generations to come. To learn more about the Cumberland River Compact, visit cumberlandrivercompact.org.