New Underground Retention Site

Take a look at one of the sustainable features in the redeveloped green north of Center for Student Excellence and Leadership, a storm water infiltration system.

The infiltration system cleans storm water and helps maintain the hydrologic cycle by directing rainwater to enter the ground where it falls instead of transporting it, and its pollutants, through storm sewers to a remote water body. It collects storm water from Third Street Suites and Center for Student Excellence and Leadership roof drains and from drain inlets on surrounding plazas and greenspace.  The water fills the containers and then seeps into the soil below.  Should the buried chambers’ capacities be exceeded during high intensity storm events, overflow will be directed to a storm sewer which will transport storm water to Harrison Pond.