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Stormwater Capture Park

Flushing/Rego Park, NY
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Plaza / Streetscape

This NYC Department of Environmental Protection pilot project will help mitigate the overburdened combined sewer system in the Flushing Bay and Creek Watershed. Stormwater currently enters the system through traditional drain inlets (catch basins). The site itself is currently constructed of impermeable pavement and onsite tree health varies in condition. Stormwater runoff from the surrounding road network around the project site contains multiple pollutants such as sediments, metals, and oils lifted during rain events. The proposed project will reduce the quantity of the stormwater entering the combined sewer system and improve the quality of the runoff through bioremediation. SCAPE is part of a collaborative engineering team with HDR/Hydroqual and NYC Audubon, advancing the work as a pilot study for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Client

  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection

Collaborators

NYC Audubon Society
HDR Engineering

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