2015 highlights include completion of major projects

Originally Published 2/10/2016

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Clean Water Nashville completed numerous projects in 2015 that upgraded Metro Nashville wastewater infrastructure.

DODSON CHAPEL PIPE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, located in Metro Council Districts 11 and 14, was completed in December 2015.

This project to upgrade system capacity included installation of approximately 3,280 linear feet of 48-inch and 30-inch diameter gravity sewer and 240 feet of 72-inch diameter casing that was placed under Old Hickory Boulevard.

The project reflects the careful planning required to update the system within a vibrant urban environment. In this case, replacing sewer underneath Old Hickory Boulevard meant conducting the work while maintaining traffic flow through the busy corridor. Project teams used jackhammers and other hand-held tools to dig a tunnel underneath Old Hickory. As digging out occurred, steel plate rings were installed to form a tunnel for the 48- inch diameter sewer pipe.

The Dodson Chapel Pipe Improvements Project is the second major Clean Water Nashville project completed in Hermitage. The Dodson Chapel Equalization Tank and Wastewater Pumping Station Expansion was completed in April 2014.

MILL CREEK/OPRYLAND EQUALIZATION FACILITY, PHASE II, increased storage capacity with the addition of a 19-million gallon, pre-stressed concrete wastewater storage tank adjacent to an existing 15-million gallon tank. The project was completed in April 2015.

Located in Metro Council District 19, the storage tanks are utilized when sewage flows exceed the capacity of the existing sewer system. The peak flows are stored until the flows in the system recede, and the stored volume can be conveyed through the system to treatment.

Eric Pescatore