St. Philip Neri Church
Location: SE 16th Avenue and Division Street
Stormwater facility: Parking lot Bioswale
Facility location: SW corner of parking lot
Type of facility: Vegetated infiltration basin.
Date of installation: Fall 2003
Impervious area managed: 36,000 ft2
Size of facility: 4,800 ft2
Cost: $39,190 including volunteer labor
In an effort to minimize the environmental impact of site, parishioners at the St. Philip Neri church transformed a grassy area in the corner of their parking lot into a rainwater garden. The storm drains in the parking lot are plumbed to drain into the swale. The long meandering path of the swale channel facilitates sedimentation and infiltration.
Funding and Support:
- $5,000 Environmental Services Community Watershed Stewardship grant 2002/03
- $12,000 Meyer Memorial Trust grant
- $1,800 Environmental Services Community Watershed Stewardship grant 2004/05