Date: Summer 2018
UConn Students: Emma Saavedra, James Sheridan, Katherine Nee, and RosaLinda Sibilio
UConn CLEAR: Mike Dietz, David Dickson, Chester Arnold, and Amanda Ryan
Town of West Haven: David Killeen, Abdul Quadir, and Chris Everone
Project Location: Alma E. Pagel School
Project Construction: A rain garden will be implemented in the south-east grassed area facing Benham Hill Road collecting stormwater runoff from the adjacent driveway of Alma E. Pagel School.
The Runoff Reduction Report
This report includes recommendations for green stormwater infrastructure practices at 4 sites in the town of West 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.
Rain Garden at Alma E. Pagel School
Project designs were created by the Rutgers University Water Resources Program.
GSI Summary Table
The following calculations display the potential pollutant-reducing benefits if the practices identified within the report were implemented:
|Site||Location||GSI Suggestion||Drainage Area (sq. ft.)||Annual Gallons Treated||Annual Nitrogen Reduction (lb. N/yr)||Annual Phosphorous Reduction (lb. P/yr)||Suggested Practice Size [6 in. depth] (sq. ft.)|
|1||Forest Elementary School||Rain Garden / Bioswale||10,199||259,416||1.76||0.125||1,700|
|Rain Garden 1||6,740||171,435||1.67||0.0083||1,123|
|Rain Garden 2||2,202||56,009||0.381||0.027||367|
|2||Alma E. Pagels Elementary School||Rain Garden||1,600||40,690||0.227||0.019||270|
|3||Seth G. Haley Elementary||Rain Garden||1,230||31,281||0.213||0.015||205|
|4||West Haven High School||Rain Garden 1||4,942||125,690||0.86||0.06||824|
|Rain Garden 2||793||20,162||0.137||0.009||132|
|Total IC Disconnected (sq. ft.)||Annual Gallons Treated||Annual Nitrogen Reduction (lb. N/yr)||Annual Phosphorous Reduction (lb. P/yr)|