The Villanova Bio-Infiltration Traffic Island: Project Overview.

The Villanova Bio-Infiltration Traffic Island is part of the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership Best Management Demonstration Park. The site has been in operation for three years. It was designed to capture the first inch of runoff from the 50,000 ft2 watershed. The Traffic Island is the subject of a continuous monitoring project. The site is fully instrumented to monitor water quantity and has recently been modified to collect water quality data. Ongoing research has shown that the site infiltrates 69% of the annual runoff produced in its 52% impervious watershed. Data from the site will be used to support the implementation of similar innovative urban stormwater management practices.

Main Author: Emerson, Clay.
Other Authors: Traver, Robert G.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2004
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