Proposal Date

8-3-2016 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

Stormwater Improvements: Bioswales at Akins Blvd

Chuck Taylor, Campus Landscape Architect. Division Facilities Services ($16,600)

This stormwater bioswale is located in the existing drainage ditches along Akins Blvd. The site used to contain an eroded drainage swale along the west side of Akins Blvd and grassed swales in the center boulevard. The area is subject to heavy stormwater runoff from the RAC, adjacent streets & parking lots. All runoff in the area goes directly into the adjacent wetlands via the swales. The proposed bioswale conversions aids in slowing the runoff and filter water contaminants in an effort to mitigate flooding, soil erosion and storm water pollutants. (This project is identified as part of the campus sustainable landscape maintenance master plan.)

Unit or Academic Department

Facilities Services

Amount Granted

$16,600

Amount Spent

$50,000

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Mar 8th, 12:00 AM

Stormwater Improvements: Bioswales at Akins Blvd

Stormwater Improvements: Bioswales at Akins Blvd

Chuck Taylor, Campus Landscape Architect. Division Facilities Services ($16,600)

This stormwater bioswale is located in the existing drainage ditches along Akins Blvd. The site used to contain an eroded drainage swale along the west side of Akins Blvd and grassed swales in the center boulevard. The area is subject to heavy stormwater runoff from the RAC, adjacent streets & parking lots. All runoff in the area goes directly into the adjacent wetlands via the swales. The proposed bioswale conversions aids in slowing the runoff and filter water contaminants in an effort to mitigate flooding, soil erosion and storm water pollutants. (This project is identified as part of the campus sustainable landscape maintenance master plan.)