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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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Broadway, Van Buren overflows eliminated

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:27 AM

Broadway, Van Buren overflows eliminatedMetro Nashville is making significant progress toward improving Cumberland River water quality, eliminating two downtown combined sewer overflow (CSO) points. Closing the Broadway and Van Buren CSO’s reduces the number of Davidson County overflow points by 25 percent and reduces the amount of contaminated stormwater and wastewater flowing directly into the Cumberland River.
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Clean Water Nashville OAP begins project work

Date added: 23-Feb-2017 02:28 PM

Clean Water Nashville OAP begins project workThe Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program initiated construction on the following major projects in the second quarter of 2012:

  • Expansion of storage capacity at the MWS Driftwood CSO Equalization Facility on Driftwood Street
  • Expansion and other improvements to the Dodson Chapel Pumping Station and Equalization Facility

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Music City Center features green roof

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

Music City Center features green roofThe recently completed Music City Center is on track to be certified Silver Level LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – by the U.S. Green Building Council.

One of the elements that will be considered during the certification process is the building’s green roof, designed to reduce the convention center’s overall energy usage.
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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/.