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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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West Park Equalization Facility Phase II is taking shape

The West Park Equalization Facility Phase II Project is taking shape within one of Nashville’s most transformative neighborhoods, the Nations.

Construction of a new, circular-shaped 260-foot diameter, 21 million gallon wet weather storage tank increases the capacity of wastewater storage during wet weather events. The new storage tank will be utilized when sewer flows exceed the capacity of the existing West Park Pump Station. It stores peak flows until flows in the sewer system recede and the stored volume can be conveyed through the pump station to treatment. The expanded storage capacity will reduce sanitary sewer overflows into Richland Creek.

Construction of the storage tank’s concrete walls continues, and crews are currently completing the tank’s roof. Given the size of the project and its location within a park, care is being taken to minimize the visual impact. The design includes a natural fence consisting of bamboo planted around the perimeter of the tank and bedding improvements to limit the spread of the bamboo shoots. To enhance the aesthetics of the project and complement the bamboo, the Program worked with Council Member Mary Carolyn Roberts to select a mural consisting of trees and sky to be painted on the tank’s exterior walls.

The project, conducted in collaboration with the Metro Parks Department, will also improve amenities and recreation options at West Park. Park improvements include a new adult softball field, a new basketball court, a 6,000-square foot youth playground, generous open spaces, and a 12-foot- wide perimeter greenway trail for walking, running, and biking. A new picnic pavilion, including restrooms, is also being built.

The storage tank and park improvements are scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2017.