Stormwater Volume Reduction Project
The Maywood Project is a neighborhood scale project that will utilize Low Impact Development (LID), or green infrastructure, to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality. The green infrastructure components will consist of bioretention, homeowner rain gardens, and rain barrels. The rain garden construction will include excavation, soil preparation, native plantings, drainage pipes under driveways, and sidewalks to connect the areas.
Maywood Avenue is a neighborhood that is located on the near north side of Toledo, Ohio. The neighborhood demographics and physical components are typical of other well-established, older urban neighborhoods in the city. The street has 66 lots with 46 lots that have homes.
The main outreach goal is to connect people in urban areas to their local water resources by:
- Teaching them to become better stewards of Toledo's rivers
- Providing education on how urban runoff impacts local waters
The intent is to eventually further promote environmental education and awareness to other neighborhoods beyond the Maywood area, using rain gardens and other green infrastructure as the primary means of demonstration.
For more information, contact: Patekka Bannister or Tim Murphy, Division of Environmental Services, 348 S. Erie St., Toledo, OH, 43604, Phone 419.936.3015.
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