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Metro Parks teamwork delivers West Park update

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:33 AM

Metro Parks teamwork delivers West Park updateAn exciting design to significantly improve the function, health and use of West Park will be completed this summer.
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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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Driftwood Equalization Facility modifications completed, doubling facility's capacity

The 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.

The added capacity is a significant achievement for Cumberland River water quality. Before expansion, the facility experienced an average of six combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the Cumberland each year. The newly expanded facility is now large enough that hydraulic models project zero CSOs in a typical rainfall year. With the improvement to Driftwood and the recent elimination of CSO discharge locations at Broadway and Van Buren, Nashville has substantially reduced overflows into the Cumberland.