Clean Water Nashville OAP begins project work
The 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. The facility will be expanded to provide an additional 3 million gallons of storage at the site to reduce combined sewer overflowscombined sewer system conveys both sanitary sewage and stormwater in one piping system. During normal dry weather conditions, sanitary wastewater collected in the combined sewer system is diverted to the wastewater treatment plant before it enters natural waterways. During periods of significant rainfall, the capacity of a combined sewer may be exceeded. When this occurs, excess flow, a mixture of stormwater and sanitary wastewater, is discharged at CSO points, typically to rivers and streams. Release of this excess flow is necessary to prevent flooding in homes, basements, businesses, and streets. into the Cumberland River. The project began in June and will be completed in the first quarter of 2013.
- Expansion and other improvements to the Dodson Chapel Pumping Station and Equalization Facility, located on MWS property on Panama Drive, including construction of a new storage tank and dry weather pump station, and modification of existing equipment.