Project Name: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design
Summary: Hydrologic analysis and design reduce stormwater charges
Client: Woodmere Art Museum
Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
- Hydrologic Analysis
- Flood Analysis
- Storm Drain Design
- Agency Consultation
Project Timeframe: 2010 - 2012
Relationship with Client: Since 2010
Woodmere Art Museum of Philadelphia required development of engineering measures to address stormwater issues including services fees, downstream flooding, and water quality impacts.
Kleinschmidt designed urban green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) for the site that combines source control measures such as capture and reuse of roof runoff with bioretention and infiltration practices to alleviate downstream flooding and channel erosion while promoting water quality processes. The design process included a hydrologic analysis of an urban environment, a downstream flood analysis, off-site storm drain design for flood handling, and the design of non-structural and structural best management practices.
Kleinschmidt worked with the museum to achieve credits toward the stormwater management service charge. A preliminary hydrologic analysis was performed to show that the site would qualify for a complete reduction in the gross area stormwater fee. When implemented, the GSI design will also qualify the museum for an impervious area credit.