Main Street EPA Water Demonstsration Project

APA Arkansas Chapter


Thursday, September 11, 2014
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

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The session will discuss the City of Little Rock and EPA effort to use green infrastructure of drainage/flood control and educational purposes. This project includes work in the 100, 200, 300 and 500 blocks of Main Street to demonstrate the benefits of green infrastructure applications such as porous pavers, tree wells, rain gardens and other water filtration practices to enhance water quality. Implementation has begun, so issues related going from plan to physical development will be presented. A primary goal was restore a connection to the hydrologic cycle within the urban environment while educating the community about such techniques and their benefits. As an educational component, the City of Little Rock partnered with eStem Public Charter School. Upon completion, the project will be used by students at all levels as a living laboratory to learn about water quality. As the conference starts the first blocks are nearing completion, so discussion will include not only the design and development of the project but also the implementation.