Project Team

UConn Students: Emma Saavedra, James Sheridan, Katherine Nee, and RosaLinda Sibilio
UConn CLEAR: Mike Dietz, David Dickson, Chester Arnold, and Amanda Ryan
Town of Cheshire: Lynn Sadosky, Jonathan Bodwell, Alan Fredricksen, and Laura Magaraci

GSI Installation

Rain Garden

Project Location: Green Acres Elementary School
Project Construction: A rain garden will be implemented in the western open section of the elementary school to catch stormwater from the adjacent roofs. A second rain garden will be implemented in the southern most parking lot to collect stormwater runoff from the pavement.

The Runoff Reduction Report

This report includes recommendations for green stormwater infrastructure practices at 8 sites in the town of North Haven. Each site is displayed with an ArcGIS map of the recommended practice, detailed description of our recommendations, and an informational table. Each table shows an estimated drainage area, our recommended green infrastructure, annual gallons of runoff treated, nitrogen and phosphorus pollution reduction amounts, and the suggested size of each practice. These estimations were calculated based on the drainage area, annual rainfall estimates specific to Connecticut, and literature export values.

Photo Gallery

North Haven Project location