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Stormwater project addresses water quality challenges

When stormwater, all that water that drains from our sidewalks, parking lots and streets after a rain shower, runs off all those paved surfaces, it does not travel alone. Along with that water goes grease and sediment, oil and bits of trash, everything that was on the street. Of course while we want to water to drain efficiently, we also want to keep harmful materials out of our waterways.

That challenge, removing stormwater in a way that is both efficient and clean, is currently being met head on in three locations by the city’s Public Works Department. The project, which began in early November and is expected to be completed by mid January, includes work at Inlet Drive in Davis Shores, Pine Street in North City, and Charlotte Place, along Maria Sanchez just south of downtown. The project is in keeping with the city’s goal to protect and control our water quality and to enhance the natural environment for the residents of the City of St. Augustine. Total cost for the three installations is $268,275.30.

Common to all three locations is the installation of CONTECH Vortechs structures at the point where runoff from a large area is discharged into a waterway. The Vortechs structure is a high-performance, hydrodynamic separator that effectively removes sediment and other materials from the runoff thereby keeping it from entering the waterway. It is a little like a big catch basin. To watch an animation of how one works, click here.

Because of the opportunity to address other needs while doing the stormwater work, the Charlotte Place work also includes installation of reinforced concrete pipes, curb inlets, a mitered end section, sanitary sewer system and construction of a new road base with an asphalt finish.

While the project is managed by the City of St. Augustine, the work is being performed by G & H Underground Construction Inc., locally owned private company located in St. Johns County.

The city’s project engineer is Reuben Franklin Jr.. For more information on the project, or on other stormwater related issues, contact Reuben at 904.209.4279 or via email at rfranklin@citystaug.com

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