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Driftwood Equalization Facility modifications completed, doubling facility's capacity

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

Driftwood Equalization Facility modifications completed, doubling facility's capacityThe Driftwood Equalization Facility, located on the eastern edge of downtown Nashville, off of Hermitage Avenue on Visco Drive, has been modified to store an additional 3.2 million gallons of combined sewage during peak rain events. This project is a means of reducing or eliminating wet weather overflows during major rain events.

By raising the concrete walls at Driftwood’s open storage facility and installing six new weir gates, CWN has doubled water detention capacity to almost 7 million gallons.
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Lakewood Infrastructure Improvement Project Open House held

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

Lakewood Infrastructure Improvement Project Open House heldConstruction will begin in January 2014 to renew water and wastewater infrastructure in the Lakewood community. In advance of that construction, a community open house was held to provide community members information about the project, which is part of a citywide initiative to meet the U.S. Clean Water Act and replace aged infrastructure to benefit future generations.

The project will modernize Lakewood’s water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, the results of which will include improving water flow, reducing standing water during big rain events, and addressing sewer overflows.
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Clean Water Nashville Program supports the Cumberland River Compact by entering the Dragon Boat Race!

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

Clean Water Nashville Program supports the Cumberland River Compact by entering the Dragon Boat Race!Each year the Cumberland River compact hosts the Cumberland River Dragon boat festival, which includes a daylong series of Dragon boat races along the Cumberland River at Riverfront Park. This year the Clean Water Nashville Program supported the festival, including entering a team in the Dragon Boat race competition held on September 7.
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Lakewood improvement plans advance

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

Lakewood improvement plans advanceClean Water OAP continues preparation for a major infrastructure renewal project in the Lakewood community. The project will include updating aged water and wastewater infrastructure and addressing longstanding problems of localized flooding in yards and roadways caused by stormwater.
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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.