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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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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.