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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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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