WPI Office of Sustainability
Stormwater from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) drains directly into nearby Salisbury Pond, contributing to its chronic pollution. For our project, we worked with WPI Facilities to develop a plan to more effectively manage stormwater runoff in one area of campus. We assessed WPIs current stormwater management practices, investigated existing solutions, and detailed which solution was most feasible for WPI. We found that a combined stone swale and rain garden would best serve our campus needs by reducing or eliminating frequent flooding in the center of campus and simultaneously reducing the quantity of stormwater entering Salisbury Pond through storm sewers. In collaboration with WPIs Office of Sustainability, we submitted our proposal to the US EPAs RainWorks Challenge.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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