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Lakewood office reflects communications priority

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

Lakewood office reflects communications priorityCommunity outreach is an important component of Clean Water Nashville. Before work starts on every project, CWN identifies neighborhood stakeholders so that all parties are aware of the purpose, impact and work schedule.
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Compact drives water quality education

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:29 AM

Compact drives water quality education Throughout this summer, the Cumberland River Compact is hosting a high-profile series titled Innovations and Solutions. The series focuses on the most pressing environmental, legal and political issues facing our local waterways. Clean Water Nashville Director Ron Taylor was honored to participate in the April launch of the series.
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Cumberland River Compact driving water quality awareness and education

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:30 AM

Cumberland River Compact driving water quality awareness and educationEnvironmental awareness and education is vitally important to the health of the Cumberland River and area creeks and streams. Nashville is fortunate to have community partners such as the Cumberland River Compact dedicated to improving the watershed.

The Cumberland River Compact, a group of citizens and community leaders, created the Cumberland River Center to lead protection of the river against pollution, drought, storm water runoff and other challenges.
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2011 Collection System Structural Defect Repair project completed

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:26 AM

2011 Collection System Structural Defect Repair project completedThe 2011 Collection System Structural Defect Repair project involved repair of wastewater infrastructure across an expansive area of the Whites Creek and Richland Creek drainage basins in northwest and west Nashville. The project is the largest so far from a geographic standpoint, spreading across 10 Metro Council districts.

Work included repair to cracked and broken system pipes that had begun to leak and diminish system capacity. The program’s contractors used closed circuit television cameras, extended by cables into the pipe system, to identify deterioration and catalog more than 25 major repairs.
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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.