- Published: 12 July 2016
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In the spring of 2016, the City of Mentor retrofitted the parking lot of the Wildwood Cultural Park by installing 4,800 square feet of permeable pavers and 2,200 square feet of bioretention to manage parking lot runoff and drainage from the pavers. An underdrain in the pavers is connected to the bioretention soil media in a treatment train to maximize stormwater treatment. This project is located at the headwaters of Marsh Creek, a direct tributary to Lake Erie, and infiltrative stormwater practices here reduce the amount of stormwater runoff and provide direct water quality benefits to Marsh Creek and the downstream Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve.
Stormwater Retrofit Project
|Three permeable pavement bays reduce runoff volume and pollution from the parking lot. Stormwater flows through spaces between the pavers and is filtered through layers or rock before it is slowly released into the groundwater or Marsh Creek.|
|Rainwater is taken up by deep-rooted plants and drains through sandy soil and gravel that filter out pollutants. The plants also serve as habitat and food for native pollinators.|