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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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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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New program website expands public access

CLEAN WATER NASHVILLE HAS LAUNCHED A NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE that provides easier navigation, expanded public resources and improved tools such as an interactive map to provide citizens access to information about this important program. The website was redeveloped based on feedback provided by representatives from Metro Water Services, public and private partners and participating stakeholders. The website is live at www.cleanwaternashville.org.

“Our goal is to provide the public with information on the many projects that are being planned or taking place in neighborhoods all across Davidson County,” said Clean Water Nashville Program Director Ron Taylor. “The updated website enables us to more effectively deliver information to citizens so that they are aware of the Clean Water Nashville mission, projects and the potential impact to neighborhoods and about the progress we are making to update wastewater infrastructure for the purpose of meeting Clean Water Act requirements and to ensure environmental health of the Cumberland River for future generations.”

Project updates have been refreshed and reorganized for easier navigation, allowing website users to “Find a Project Near (Them).” “Glossary” and “Project Type” tabs have been added, allowing users to easily access and understand project activity and the planned impact in their neighborhoods. Finally, the contact portal has been updated and rerouted, ensuring users timely and relevant responses.

The site will continue to house important program resources, including monthly regulatory reports and technical documents. Program updates will continue to be issued to stakeholders on a twice-annual basis, and public-oriented website content, including project updates, news and stories, will continue to be regularly updated. The website is a community resource, and as such, we welcome your feedback as we continue to improve this site.