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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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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.