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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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Compact encourages new engineering for old designs

LONG-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.

The Cumberland River Compact recently hosted a high-profile speaker series entitled Innovations and Solutions that focused on the most pressing environmental, legal, and political issues facing our local waterways. The series highlighted policies, regulations, and projects that will improve water quality and stream health.

Rebecca Dohn, Metro Water Services, previewed the upcoming 2016 policy changes that will require all new development projects to capture the first inch of rainfall on their sites. Benefits and incentives for this path are listed on the MWS website.

“This design methodology attempts to mimic a site’s natural hydrology, which helps mitigate the impact of development on our waterways,” said Dohn.

Civil & Environmental Consultants’ Steve Casey, discussed a recent stormwater upgrade project to improve the water quality of Cathy Jo Branch, a small headwater stream flowing through the Nashville Zoo. The project, conducted in collaboration with the Zoo and the Cumberland River Compact, has improved water quality for the stream, removed six acres of invasive plants, and created a new exhibit space of native grass prairie for elk and bison.

Through collaboration, education and action, the Compact’s goal is to ensure clean and abundant water sources that support life, recreation and economic well-being for generations to come. To learn more about the Cumberland River Compact, visit http://cumberlandrivercompact.org/.