Shrewsberry understands that sustainable land practices enable landscapes to support natural ecological functions, water management, and leads to the protection and/or regeneration of natural ecosystems. The common engineering benefits provided by natural ecosystems include reduced stormwater runoff, improved water quality, and a degree of cost-effectiveness compared to traditional ‘grey’ infrastructure.
Shrewsberry was contracted to find the most cost effective solution to allow for a 25% reduction in the Combined Sewer Overfl ow (CSO) 033 basin. We provided a green/sustainable infrastructure feasibility study that compared several green solutions to each other and also traditional “grey” solutions. The green solutions were chosen based upon project specific constraints. The CSO basin is developed as high density residential, commercial, religious and educational facilities.
Based upon the findings of the study, stormwater planters were chosen to reduce stormwater flow to the combined sewer system. Some of the services included were data collection, aerial survey, traditional survey, geotechnical investigations, feasibility study, public outreach, detailed design, construction administration, and collaboration with a large group of stakeholders.