Ecosystem Restoration – Stormwater BioRetention

Working for the Poultney Mettowee Natural Resource Conservation District under an Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant, OCE designed stormwater improvements to treat runoff from impervious surfaces on the Poultney High School campus that discharged stormwater with little or no treatment to the Poultney River.  The improvements included creation of three ‘open’ bioretention systems captured stormwater runoff from parking and rooftop areas.  The project filtered, infiltrated and slowed the release of stormwater runoff from impervious surface that previously received no treatment.