Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink! So goes the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and so it was with K.R. Harrington Water Treatment plant. One of two water treatment plants that provide potable water to metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, the 90-MGD facility was engulfed by the 2010 Nashville flood, taking the plant offline, and damaging major equipment such as the electrical switchgear that powered the plant’s diesel generators.
Prior to the flood event, Gresham Smith was selected to design the replacement of the plant’s existing switchgear. But this natural disaster made us quickly switch gears, changing the project’s scope to a major flood-protection effort. Our design solution delivered a flood-protected, earthquake-fortified, energy-efficient water treatment plant that provides the city of Nashville and Davidson County with a safe and reliable source of drinking water.
story electrical building
feet above the flood of record