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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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Broadway, Van Buren overflows eliminated

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:27 AM

Broadway, Van Buren overflows eliminatedMetro Nashville is making significant progress toward improving Cumberland River water quality, eliminating two downtown combined sewer overflow (CSO) points. Closing the Broadway and Van Buren CSO’s reduces the number of Davidson County overflow points by 25 percent and reduces the amount of contaminated stormwater and wastewater flowing directly into the Cumberland River.
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Clean Water Nashville OAP begins project work

Date added: 23-Feb-2017 02:28 PM

Clean Water Nashville OAP begins project workThe Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program initiated construction on the following major projects in the second quarter of 2012:

  • Expansion of storage capacity at the MWS Driftwood CSO Equalization Facility on Driftwood Street
  • Expansion and other improvements to the Dodson Chapel Pumping Station and Equalization Facility

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Music City Center features green roof

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

Music City Center features green roofThe recently completed Music City Center is on track to be certified Silver Level LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – by the U.S. Green Building Council.

One of the elements that will be considered during the certification process is the building’s green roof, designed to reduce the convention center’s overall energy usage.
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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