Different plants and soil for the bioretention at Glen Eden Pilot Park

Water and Sewer

Glen Eden Pilot Park Bioretention Area

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

We are constructing a bioretention area at Glen Eden Pilot Park. The project is engineered to capture, absorb, and clean stormwater runoff. The plants, mulch, soil, gravel, and underground pipes will:

  • Slow down the water; and,
  • Filter out water pollution before it reaches House Creek and Crabtree Creek.

Project Details

 
Type:
Stormwater
Budget:
$300,000 (design & construction)
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Contractors:
Hazen & Sawyer (Design)

Contact

 

Heather Dutra
Senior Engineer
919-996-4012

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Unit:
Stormwater

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Planning

This phase is complete. 

Phase Contacts

 

Heather Dutra
Senior Engineer
919-996-4012

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Design

This phase is complete.

Next Steps

 

 

Phase Contacts

 

Heather Dutra
Senior Engineer
919-996-4012

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

We have all the required permits for the project. But, we need to re-bid the project for construction. Once this process is complete, we'll select a construction contractor and finalize the construction contract. 

Phase Contacts

 

Heather Dutra
Senior Engineer
919-996-4012

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon. 

Phase Contacts

 

Heather Dutra
Senior Engineer
919-996-4012

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

A rendering of the bioretention area planned for Glen Eden Pilot Park.

Schedule

Date Activity
Fall 2018 Project design began
Winter 2020 Project design complete
Spring - Fall 2020 Construction bid process
Winter 2021 Project construction begins
Summer/Fall 2021 Project construction complete

Background

The nearly 2,000-square-foot bioretention area will capture stormwater runoff from about a half acre of impervious surface (streets, driveways, and rooftops). The area is expected to prevent excess nitrogen and total suspended solids from polluting waterways each year. 

  • 4 pounds of nitrogen
  • 69 pounds of suspended solids

This is a great example of how planted stormwater devices help the environment. The features remove pollution and reduce impacts to stormwater pipes and streams.

Learn more about green stormwater infrastructure