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Whites Creek project results in water quality improvement

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

Whites Creek project results in water quality improvementThe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Metro Water Services (MWS) lifted a longstanding ‘water contact advisory’ for a 2.9-mile section of Whites Creek, a sign of improved water quality for Whites Creek and the Cumberland River.
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Dodson Chapel Project wins construction awards

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:31 AM

Dodson Chapel Project wins construction awardsDodson Chapel Pumping Station and Equalization Facility are the subject of two major construction industry awards.
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Cockrill Springs is ‘new’ feature of Centennial Park

Date added: 11-Aug-2015 09:28 AM

Cockrill Springs is ‘new’ feature of Centennial ParkA plan to “daylight” the historic Cockrill Spring at Centennial Park will provide a dramatic new natural feature at the park’s West End Avenue entrance while also producing water quality improvements on the campus.

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CWN infrastructure renewal projects on the rise

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

CWN infrastructure renewal projects on the rise Shelby Park Rehabilitation and Cowan/Riverside Rehabilitation – began the comprehensive system renewal in vast areas of East and North Nashville. The projects will rehabilitate defective, 1960s-era sewer system pipes and service connections across many square miles of residential and commercial neighborhoods. Improving sewer system performance in these basins will reduce wet weather, sanitary sewer overflows into the Cumberland River.

Annual Rehabilitation FY2013 is a countywide project that will soon start construction to rehabilitate approximately 150 segments of isolated, defective gravity sewer lines and repair service connections.
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Volunteers assist Mother Nature’s work

While the Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program involves a tremendous amount of construction activity to improve water quality, an important contribution from Mother Nature is on the way thanks to efforts of numerous local environmental groups.
The Tennessee Environmental Council is spearheading a major project in February to plant 50,000 trees across Tennessee, including thousands in Davidson County. On March 14, volunteers representing Mill Creek, Richland Creek and Whites Creek watershed alliances and Cumberland River Compact will plant bare root seedlings of Virginia pine, pin oak, Shumard oak, red bud, American plum and other varieties near the waterlines of area streams and creeks.
The addition of trees is a green solution to improve local water quality. Trees help reduce pollution by filtering stormwater runoff before it reaches waterways. Keeping rivers and streams clean improves downstream water quality and ensures a safe water supply.
Other supporting partners in 50K Tree Day are Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Tennessee Department of Agriculture.