Clean Water Nashville
By setting clear sustainability guidelines for each Clean Water Nashville project, Wilmot is improving infrastructure and maximize long-term benefits. for Metro Water Services.
In March 2009, Nashville Metro Water Services entered into a consent decree with federal and state agencies to clean up Nashville’s waterways. Overflows into the Cumberland River, and the tributaries that feed it, would be limited or eliminated. Clean Water Nashville officially kicked off in 2012 as a program with over 70 projects to be completed at a cost of over $1.1B, bringing Metro Water Services’ operations into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act of 1972.
Wilmot was tasked with implementing sustainable elements into the design and construction standards. Building on our expertise with other successful certification programs, Wilmot developed a set of sustainable design standards to be included on every project. This checklist includes:
Native landscaping and reforestation
Green infrastructure and low impact development design
Recycled and regional materials
Construction debris waste management
Wilmot also provided construction inspection to verify compliance with the standards and augment existing staff.
Metro Water Services
Low impact development design
Materials management plan