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Metro Parks teamwork delivers West Park update

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:33 AM

Metro Parks teamwork delivers West Park updateAn exciting design to significantly improve the function, health and use of West Park will be completed this summer.
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Lakewood office reflects communications priority

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

Lakewood office reflects communications priorityCommunity outreach is an important component of Clean Water Nashville. Before work starts on every project, CWN identifies neighborhood stakeholders so that all parties are aware of the purpose, impact and work schedule.
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Compact drives water quality education

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:29 AM

Compact drives water quality education Throughout this summer, the Cumberland River Compact is hosting a high-profile series titled Innovations and Solutions. The series focuses on the most pressing environmental, legal and political issues facing our local waterways. Clean Water Nashville Director Ron Taylor was honored to participate in the April launch of the series.
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Cumberland River Compact driving water quality awareness and education

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:30 AM

Cumberland River Compact driving water quality awareness and educationEnvironmental awareness and education is vitally important to the health of the Cumberland River and area creeks and streams. Nashville is fortunate to have community partners such as the Cumberland River Compact dedicated to improving the watershed.

The Cumberland River Compact, a group of citizens and community leaders, created the Cumberland River Center to lead protection of the river against pollution, drought, storm water runoff and other challenges.
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Plans for CWWTP Expansion

Metro Water Services is advancing plans for a major expansion of the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (CWWTP). The plant was originally constructed in 1958 and has been expanded several times through the years to address environmental quality standards and to meet demands of Nashville’s growth.

The CWWTP Capacity Improvements and Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction Project is one of the largest projects in the Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program. The goal is to make improvements that reduce overflows from both the separate and combined sewer systems to enhance water quality in the Cumberland River and its tributaries.

In addition to improving the operation of the CWWTP, the planned expansion will reduce the overflow frequency and volume from the Kerrigan combined sewer overflow by increasing both the wet weather treatment capacity of the CWWTP as well as the overall capacity of the plant’s Central Pumping Station (CPS). The project will consist of improvements to existing wastewater treatment process units throughout the CWWTP, which will reduce energy consumption, enhance disinfection, and allow for on-site equalization storage.

The CWWTP is located north of downtown, near Germantown and Salemtown, in Council District 19. Design of this large project is ongoing, with initial construction activities beginning in the fall.