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Driftwood Equalization Facility modifications completed, doubling facility's capacity

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:31 AM

Driftwood Equalization Facility modifications completed, doubling facility's capacityThe Driftwood Equalization Facility, located on the eastern edge of downtown Nashville, off of Hermitage Avenue on Visco Drive, has been modified to store an additional 3.2 million gallons of combined sewage during peak rain events. This project is a means of reducing or eliminating wet weather overflows during major rain events.

By raising the concrete walls at Driftwood’s open storage facility and installing six new weir gates, CWN has doubled water detention capacity to almost 7 million gallons.
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Lakewood Infrastructure Improvement Project Open House held

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

Lakewood Infrastructure Improvement Project Open House heldConstruction will begin in January 2014 to renew water and wastewater infrastructure in the Lakewood community. In advance of that construction, a community open house was held to provide community members information about the project, which is part of a citywide initiative to meet the U.S. Clean Water Act and replace aged infrastructure to benefit future generations.

The project will modernize Lakewood’s water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, the results of which will include improving water flow, reducing standing water during big rain events, and addressing sewer overflows.
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Clean Water Nashville Program supports the Cumberland River Compact by entering the Dragon Boat Race!

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:28 AM

Clean Water Nashville Program supports the Cumberland River Compact by entering the Dragon Boat Race!Each year the Cumberland River compact hosts the Cumberland River Dragon boat festival, which includes a daylong series of Dragon boat races along the Cumberland River at Riverfront Park. This year the Clean Water Nashville Program supported the festival, including entering a team in the Dragon Boat race competition held on September 7.
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Lakewood improvement plans advance

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

Lakewood improvement plans advanceClean Water OAP continues preparation for a major infrastructure renewal project in the Lakewood community. The project will include updating aged water and wastewater infrastructure and addressing longstanding problems of localized flooding in yards and roadways caused by stormwater.
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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.