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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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East Nashville rehab projects continue in Inglewood and Jackson Park neighborhoods

COMPREHENSIVE SEWER SYSTEM RENEWAL throughout large areas of East Nashville and Inglewood continues with the start of the Shelby Park Rehabilitation—Area 4—Brush Hill Road project.

This large scale project will repair sewer infrastructure in an area on the east side of Gallatin Road within the boundaries of Brush Hill Road, Riverwood Drive, Log Cabin Road, and Freemont Avenue. The project is in the Inglewood and Jackson Park neighborhoods in Metro Council District 7.

Following the assessment of more than 47,000 linear feet of existing sewers, the resulting construction project will rehabilitate approximately 38,000 linear feet of existing sewer pipe that is sized between 8 and 18-inches in diameter. Work will also include renewals of service laterals and manhole rehabilitation. About 60 percent of the work will be conducted in roadways and the remainder in easements on residential properties. To the extent possible, the work will rely on construction practices that minimize surface disturbances in the area.
The repairs are required to update defective 1960s-era sewer system pipes and services connections. The Shelby Park Rehabilitation—Area 4—Brush Hill Road project continues extensive rehabilitation of older sewers in Nashville. Improving sewer system performance in these areas will reduce wet-weather, sanitary sewer overflows into Nashville’s waterbodies.

Construction began in July and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2016.