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Compact encourages new engineering for old designs

Date added: 26-Aug-2015 07:16 AM

Compact encourages new engineering for old designsLONG-TERM QUALITY AND CONSERVATION of Nashville’s waterways demands enhanced stormwater practices and deeper public understanding and awareness. Fortunately in Nashville, numerous organizations are contributing to the conversation and creating momentum.
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Night Work Begins for the 16” Water Transmission Main and Pump Station Project

Date added: 23-Sep-2016 08:46 AM

Night Work Begins for the 16” Water Transmission Main and Pump Station ProjectOn Monday, March 2, 2015, Metro Water Services began the construction of a water main and water pumping station project with portions of work being adjacent to the Cleanwater Nashville OAP project, Lakewood Rehabilitation.

Starting May 31, 2015, night work will begin taking place for the construction of the water main portion of this project along Old Hickory Boulevard from 22nd to Hadley within the TDOT right of way. Due to traffic along Old Hickory Boulevard, TDOT restrictions require work to be completed from 7PM to 6AM. The work is expected to take approximately 2 months to complete.

For the initial project notification letter with more detail, please click here.

For more information regarding this work, please contact Metro Water Services.
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Volunteers assist Mother Nature’s work

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

Volunteers assist Mother Nature’s workLocal environmental groups aid Clean Water Nashville by planting trees to keep rivers and streams clean.
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Whites Creek project results in water quality improvement

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:35 AM

Whites Creek project results in water quality improvementThe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Metro Water Services (MWS) lifted a longstanding ‘water contact advisory’ for a 2.9-mile section of Whites Creek, a sign of improved water quality for Whites Creek and the Cumberland River.
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Community Engagement

Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program (CWNOAP) team leaders shared plans for renewing wastewater system infrastructure in North Nashville with over 150 area residents gathered for a February 27 community meeting hosted by Metro Council District 3 representative Brenda Haywood.

District 3, which includes Whites Creek, is one of Nashville’s largest geographic districts. Residents were briefed on current and planned wastewater projects in District3 that include the following:

  • The Annual Rehabilitation FY2014 – Whites Creek Trunk project is currently under construction and consists of rehabilitating approximately 55,800 linear feet of gravity sewer, manholes, and service laterals within the public rights-of-way. This project renews aged infrastructure and addresses downstream overflows by limiting groundwater infiltration.

  • The Brick Church Pike Pipe Improvements project consists of replacing approximately 9,800 linear feet of gravity sewer pipe with larger diameter sewer pipe. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2016 and is scheduled for completion in 2018.

  • The Ewing Creek/Brick Church Equalization Facility consists of constructing a 10.6 million gallon storage tank and an 18 million gallons per day pumping station. The new facility will provide the necessary capacity to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows. Currently in design, the project is scheduled for construction starting in 2017.

The CWNOAP recently completed the Westchester Drive Rehabilitation project, which involved rehabilitating 3,850 feet of sewer pipe along and crossing the North Fork of Ewing Creek, a tributary to Whites Creek. Cracked pipes and other defects within the system that had previously allowed ground water infiltration into the system were repaired.

Community engagement and public information is an ongoing priority of the CWNOAP. Project team leaders work closely with Metro Council representatives on a regular basis to provide residents with information about the purpose, impacts, and work schedules of upcoming projects.