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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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Update on the Metro Nashville Consent Decree Program

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:34 AM

Update on the Metro Nashville Consent Decree ProgramOn August 6, 2012, Scott Potter and Ron Taylor of Metro Water Services provided an update on the Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program program to the Metro Council. This presentation addressed the status of the Consent Decree and planned projects included in the Long Term Control Plan for Metro Nashville Combined Sewer Overflows (Long Term Control Plan update) and the Corrective Action Plan/Engineering Report.Click here to download a copy of the presentation.
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Cockrill Springs is ‘new’ feature of Centennial Park

A plan to “daylight” the historic Cockrill Spring at Centennial Park will provide a dramatic new natural feature at the park’s West End Avenue entrance while also producing water quality improvements on the campus.
The unearthed spring, which produces thousands of gallons of fresh water every day, will spill into a stone-lined, meandering channel that will attract park goers and also serve as an irrigation source for Centennial Park and a fresh water supply for Lake Watauga, which is located on the east side of The Parthenon.
In addition to the aesthetic impact of a flowing natural spring, pools and cascades, the project is an environmental win for the city because it puts previously wasted water to use in multiple beneficial ways, including:
• Diversion of spring water for campus use will reduce impact on the city’s sewer system.
• Using spring water for irrigation eliminates the need for Metro Parks to tap into the drinking water supply to water plants and park lawns.
• The constant sourcing of fresh water will deliver consistently higher water quality for Lake Watauga.
About 80 years ago, Cockrill Spring was diverted into the city’s combined sewer system and covered. The spring’s source was rediscovered in July 2012.
“This first step to daylight Cockrill Spring lays the course for Centennial Park to remain the crown jewel of our city’s park system for the next century and beyond,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
The Cockrill Spring “daylight” project will be complete by summer 2015.