stormwater management

  • Brrr! A cold but exciting ribbon-cutting for Whitehall’s Lake Street

    Brrr! A cold but exciting ribbon-cutting for Whitehall’s Lake Street

    November 5, 2012

    Michigan’s first green street opened today with a ribbon cutting on Lake Street in Whitehall, Michigan. Lake Street features bioswales, detention zones, native plants, filter strips, and permeable pavers all used to treat the storm water as many times as possible before it enters White Lake. An innovative project that illustrates Michigan’s strides towards a […]

  • Progress on Michigan’s first green road

    Progress on Michigan’s first green road

    October 26, 2012

    How exciting is this?  Jim Hegarty caught the permeable pavers being installed on Whitehall’s Lake Street.

  • Low Impact Development

    Low Impact Development

    September 27, 2012

    Click below to view a snazzy introduction to Low Impact Development (LID) as it relates to stormwater management. As we’ve said before, stormwater management is an emerging issue in West Michigan as methods and technologies are changing. Stormwater Management Technologies for Low Impact Development on Prezi

  • Michigan’s first pervious concrete intersection built in Ionia

    Michigan’s first pervious concrete intersection built in Ionia

    September 18, 2012

    [youtube=http://youtu.be/BBJG4rJdnA4] When the City of Ionia re-built Lafayette Street, they replaced two existing asphalt intersections with pervious concrete pavement. This video shows the City’s Vactor Truck emptying 5,000 gallons of water directly on the intersection. The water flows through the pavement, collects in the specially-designed soil below it, and infiltrates and recharges the groundwater. Jason […]

  • Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

    Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

    July 10, 2012

    Rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement will filter stormwater and reduce the amount that reaches White Lake during storms — reducing pollution and flooding. This summer, Whitehall will transform a ½-mile stretch of Lake Street into Michigan’s first “green road.” The street will be equipped with a state-of-the-art stormwater system to collect runoff from 60 […]