Bright & Early: Troubled Water Edition

Good morning, Nashville.  It’s been two years since Metro started up a program to deal with the backlog of stormwater issues, tacking a special fee onto water bills intended to generate enough revenue to pay for all the fixes. So far, just 246 stormwater projects of 3,277 have been completed and some folks are concerned that Metro isn’t moving fast enough. It’s important to note that many of the projects grew out of last year’s flood, and Metro Water was also sidetracked by the ballooning costs of the flood home buyout program and fixing the water treatment plant that flooded back in May. Given the volume of projects on the waiting list, they haven’t been able to provide a timeline for completion.

Photo by Rebecca Seung.