It’s the season of giving, but at D2 Land & Water Resource we like to give back to the community all year long.
At D2, not only is it important for us to protect the environment with eco-friendly and environmentally sound engineering solutions, but we believe that it’s also important to give back to our local community as well.
Storm Water Management in Greenwood
One of the opportunities we had to donate our time and resources was the work D2 did with the City of Greenwood, Indiana and their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
An MS4 is a conveyance or system of conveyances owned by a municipality that discharges to waters in the U.S. and is designed to collect or convey stormwater. They are required by federal, state, and local laws to prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into our waterways.
Since Greenwood is classified as an MS4, the city is required to develop a stormwater management program along with minimum control measures (MCM) that MS4s must incorporate into their program like MCM 1 which covers education and training:
Greenwood has an Operations and Nature Center for their stormwater management program that has been developed into a first-class education and training venue for people within the community and adjacent communities. At the center, people see firsthand examples of practices that can be utilized to properly manage stormwater. The practices include native plant communities, several permeable pavements and sidewalks, rain barrels, and rain gardens. All of these practices can be used to achieve Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Stormwater Systems. D2 Land & Water Resource partnered with the City of Greenwood to assist the development and implementation of these practices at the center.
We also donated and helped install 200 square feet of XeriPave Permeable Pavers, 400 square feet of Presto’s GeoBlock Permeable Grass Pavement, 8 cubic yards of a High Performance Infiltrative Growth Media, and a 50-square foot High Performance Modular Biofiltration System called Focal Point.
To help fund the acquisition and installation of these materials, D2 worked alongside Greenwood to engage partnerships with ACF Environmental, Kuert Concrete, Convergent Water Technologies, and Presto GeoSystems.