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Washington CSO Control Facility goes online

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:35 AM

Washington CSO Control Facility goes onlineA major combined sewer facility providing optimization for wet weather storage, screening and control of floatables and solids went online in April of this year. In addition to providing treatment, the facility dramatically reduces the number of overflows at the Washington outfall, and reduces the volume of overflows by approximately 90 percent annually.

Constructed at a cost of approximately $17 million, it was operationally complete in time to meet the Consent Decree milestone.
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Update on the Metro Nashville Consent Decree Program

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:34 AM

Update on the Metro Nashville Consent Decree ProgramOn August 6, 2012, Scott Potter and Ron Taylor of Metro Water Services provided an update on the Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program program to the Metro Council. This presentation addressed the status of the Consent Decree and planned projects included in the Long Term Control Plan for Metro Nashville Combined Sewer Overflows (Long Term Control Plan update) and the Corrective Action Plan/Engineering Report.Click here to download a copy of the presentation.
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Metro Parks teamwork delivers West Park update

CONTENT METRO WATER SERVICES’ PLANNING with Metro Parks has led to a creative collaboration that will result in significant improvements to the recreational facilities at West Park, add wet weather storage in West Nashville and benefit the water quality of Richland Creek.

Design of West Park will be completed this summer, and construction of the new storage tank and park improvements will begin in early 2015. West Park and the expanded MWS Equalization facilities, located at 6105 Morrow Road in District 20, should be completed and fully ready for MWS and public use in late 2016.

The Water Services and Parks partnership accomplishes two significant goals for the community – 1) improve and expand recreational opportunities within West Park, and 2) build an additional storage tank to meet Clean Water Act requirements.

“Metro Water and Metro Parks had separate goals to improve the same area of this community, so by putting our teams together, we were able to merge our goals into a single plan that will produce a very positive improvement for the neighborhood and will benefit the area for many years,” said Metro Parks Director Tommy Lynch.

Project components include:
• Construction of a 260-foot diameter, 37-foot-high circular wet weather storage tank similar to the existing tank at the same location
• A new, adult softball field with updated lighting and irrigation system; a new basketball court; a 6,000-square foot youth playground with rubberized safety surface; and a new picnic and restroom pavilion
• A 12-foot wide greenway trail that follows along Richland Creek and creates a loop for walking, running and bicycling
• Extensive landscaping to improve overall park aesthetics