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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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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.