When the Nashville, Tenn., Metropolitan Government needed a cost-effective solution to remove floatables from their the combined sewer overflow (CSO) system, they selected the patented Netting TrashTrap system supplied by Fresh Creek Technologies, Inc. of West Caldwell, N.J.
"Floatables are ugly and unsanitary litter that is washed from sanitary and storm sewers into water bodies," noted Richard Turner, president of Fresh Creek Technologies, Inc., adding that his system is "a very effective and proven means to collect, capture and dispose of floatables." During a prior demonstration project sponsored by the U.S. EPA, the Netting TrashTrap system removed 95 percent of the floatables in the CSO.
The Nashville installation will capture floatables discharged at the Kerrigan Street CSO outfall on the Cumberland River. Similar Netting TrashTrap systems also are installed in Newark and Trenton, N.J.; New York City; and Louisville, Ky. Numerous other cities throughout the United States and Canada also are planning to install these systems.
Features of the Nashville project include: