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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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CWN infrastructure renewal projects on the rise

Shelby Park Rehabilitation and Cowan/Riverside Rehabilitation – began the comprehensive system renewal in vast areas of East and North Nashville. The projects will rehabilitate defective, 1960s-era sewer system pipes and service connections across many square miles of residential and commercial neighborhoods. Improving sewer system performance in these basins will reduce wet weather, sanitary sewer overflows into the Cumberland River.

Annual Rehabilitation FY2013 is a countywide project that will soon start construction to rehabilitate approximately 150 segments of isolated, defective gravity sewer lines and repair service connections. This project spans 28 Metro Council districts with varying levels of rehabilitation work.

In all, Clean Water Nashville this summer is conducting more than 10 major construction projects with more in design and dozens more planned.

Construction of the Shelby Park Rehabilitation will replace aged and defective sewer system pipes that leak during rain events. These first two phases of system infrastructure renewal throughout the Shelby Park project area, which spans East Nashville from Ellington Parkway to Shelby Park, are underway. The first two phases will rehabilitate approximately 108,000 linear feet of gravity sewer, hundreds of manholes and thousands of service connections with primarily trenchless methods. The first two construction phases will be completed in 2015. Design for a third phase will be completed for bid advertisement by fall.

In all, the Shelby Park Rehabilitation project, which includes Council districts 6, 7 and 8, will evaluate up to 585,000 linear feet of gravity sewer system and repair defective infrastructure as needed.

Cowan/Riverside Rehabilitation is in a similarly expansive area spanning from Ellington Parkway into North Nashville along Dickerson Road toward the Cumberland River, across from Metro Center.

Cowan/Riverside, which includes Council districts 2, 5 and 8, will evaluate and repair, as needed, 232,000 linear feet of gravity sewer and hundreds of service connections over several phases in the coming years. The first two construction phases will be completed in 2015.