Asphalt surfacing was removed from the Seymour Academy playground and a new rain garden and a tree trench were constructed. The new tree trench was installed in the right-of-way on Seymour Street, and has been designed to capture runoff from the roadway itself. Further, the new rain garden was designed to capture runoff from the remaining asphalt within the Playground.
The Seymour Academy Playground project was constructed in conjunction with the Seymour Academy Parking Lot project in the summer of 2012. The amount of stormwater capture for the playground project via the asphalt pavement removal, and tree trench and rain garden installation is approximately 719,000 gallons annually. In total, the two Seymour Academy projects capture 1,217,000 gallons of stormwater annually.
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