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Driftwood Equalization Facility modifications completed, doubling facility's capacity

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:31 AM

Driftwood Equalization Facility modifications completed, doubling facility's capacityThe Driftwood Equalization Facility, located on the eastern edge of downtown Nashville, off of Hermitage Avenue on Visco Drive, has been modified to store an additional 3.2 million gallons of combined sewage during peak rain events. This project is a means of reducing or eliminating wet weather overflows during major rain events.

By raising the concrete walls at Driftwood’s open storage facility and installing six new weir gates, CWN has doubled water detention capacity to almost 7 million gallons.
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Lakewood Infrastructure Improvement Project Open House held

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

Lakewood Infrastructure Improvement Project Open House heldConstruction will begin in January 2014 to renew water and wastewater infrastructure in the Lakewood community. In advance of that construction, a community open house was held to provide community members information about the project, which is part of a citywide initiative to meet the U.S. Clean Water Act and replace aged infrastructure to benefit future generations.

The project will modernize Lakewood’s water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, the results of which will include improving water flow, reducing standing water during big rain events, and addressing sewer overflows.
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Clean Water Nashville Program supports the Cumberland River Compact by entering the Dragon Boat Race!

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:28 AM

Clean Water Nashville Program supports the Cumberland River Compact by entering the Dragon Boat Race!Each year the Cumberland River compact hosts the Cumberland River Dragon boat festival, which includes a daylong series of Dragon boat races along the Cumberland River at Riverfront Park. This year the Clean Water Nashville Program supported the festival, including entering a team in the Dragon Boat race competition held on September 7.
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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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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.