Street Sweeping

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Street Sweeping Schedule

The next street sweeping is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 in our neighborhood. Be sure to keep your vehicles and trash cans off the street, especially that day. Actual day they perform this service may vary due to weather.

MWS (Metro Water Services) conducts street sweeping to remove debris from our streets and prevent it from entering our storm drains. Storm drains lead straight to the nearest creek or stream and are meant for rainwater only. The street sweeping schedule is posted on the Nashville Water Service site, in the “NEWS” section, and updated monthly.

For questions about this schedule, please contact Metro Water Services Customer Services Center (615) 862-4600 Option 4.

http://www.nashville.gov/Water-Services/Stormwater-Maintenance/Street-Sweeping-Schedule.aspx

Schedule Subject To Change.

Storm Water grates

Just wanted people to take a final look around at the storm water grates in the streets near their houses. We talked about this at the annual meeting. In the photos here, please not that the “dangerous” grate is the one pictured with the openings running parallel to the direction of the street – while the safer version is the one with the openings perpendicular to the flow of traffic (think bicycle tires!). If you have one near your house, please email us the address so we can sure it is reported to MWS for replacement. For more details, here is an injury settlement Metro is now making to yet another person injured. Stormwater-Grate_wrong_direction Storm Water grate - new in BH(from the Metro Council Agenda Analysis for the 11/4/14 meeting). PS: We would rather avoid the injury to one of our residents or visitors!

“RESOLUTION NO. RS2013-1282 (PRIDEMORE) – This resolution authorizes the department of law to compromise and settle the personal injury claim of Ian Mauldin against the Metropolitan Government for the amount of $15,000. On March 21, 2014, Mr. Mauldin was riding his bicycle on South 10th Street in East Nashville when his tire became stuck in a storm grate running parallel to the direction of traffic causing him to be thrown from the bike. Mr. Mauldin broke a finger and a tooth, cut his lip, and sustained bruises to his forearm and face. He was required to be in a cast on his left hand and forearm, and then needed a splint for another month after the cast was removed. His medical bills currently total $4,664, but he may need future dental work in the amount of $2,181 for the fractured tooth.
The department of law recommends settling this case for a total amount of $15,000 to be paid from the self-insured liability fund. As the council will recall, this is not the first settlement resulting from bicycling accidents caused by parallel storm grates. Metro water services (MWS) and Metro public works are actively working to remedy the problem countywide. The two departments have been implementing a policy since 2013 for changing out parallel grates on construction projects within the Metro right-of-way. Also, whenever an incident occurs, MWS immediately replaces the grate in question. Further, the stormwater division of MWS has two inspectors that are in the process of canvassing all of the grates to determine which ones need replacing. Over 1,700 grates have been identified in the past year. MWS is currently allocating $300,000 per year for the grate replacement program, and was able to replace 736 of the grates last fiscal year.

Ans as always, Contact your HOA, your Councilman, or appropriate Metro department if you see something dangerous in our neighborhood.