On the 1st and 2nd of May 2010, the City of Nashville experienced a storm event of epic proportions, defined by the National Weather Service as a 1,000-year flood. The storm caused significant damage and destruction of private and public facilities, including K.R. Harrington Water Treatment Plant (KRH WTP), one of Nashville’s two water treatment plants, which was knocked completely out of service by floodwaters from the nearby Cumberland River.
Gresham Smith’s engineers were part of a team that got KRH WTP back in operation within 30 days, a task that meant repairing and replacing nearly all of the plant’s equipment.
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