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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Greenfield Park SWM Project Commencing

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Ground will be broken this week on a stormwater management project in the vicinity of the parking lot at Greenfield Park, adjacent to Goose Creek. Six rain gardens, green stormwater infrastructure design to collect, clean, and slowly discharge stormwater, will be installed in the parking lot and space between the parking lot and S. Franklin Street.  

The purpose of the project is to collect stormwater runoff from nearby impervious areas, including the parking lot and Greenview Alley, infiltrate some of that stormwater into the rain gardens, allow sediments and pollutants to settle, slow the release of uninfiltrated stormwater to Goose Creek, and ultimately discharge this remaining stormwater downstream of the culvert at Franklin & Linden Streets. Many such projects are necessary to help alleviate flooding of Goose Creek and for the Borough to meet DEP-mandated stormwater quality improvement goals imposed over the last decade. 

This project is funded primarily with a grant from the Chester County Conservation District, with supplementary funding from the Borough's Stream Protection Fee. Construction is expected to take less than 30 days, during which no less than one half of the parking spots will be impacted. The rain gardens will be landscaped in Spring 2023.  

Below is an overview of improvements and a cross section of a typical rain garden. 

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