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EcoSolutions Prevents Flooding in Washington D.C.
Date:12/5/2012

BURLINGTON, V.T. (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

EcoSolutions, a Vermont company specializing in cutting-edge water treatment systems, had a recent project in Washington D.C. tested by Superstorm Sandy. A pair of custom bio-retention systems from EcoSolutions withstood and stored excess storm water, preventing urban flooding despite the exceptional amount of precipitation and storm water runoff from Sandy.

Many urban areas of the East coast suffered severe flooding as a result of Sandy’s deluge, but EcoSolutions’ bio-retention systems effectively controlled runoff water in the NoMA business improvement district (BID) in Washington D.C. and prevented overwhelming of the city’s combined sewer system.

The project lies adjacent to Constitution Square—an ultra-urban environment that must rely on drainage and diversion of rainwater due to the lack of natural earth to absorb precipitation.

“Urban storm water runoff often clogs drains and overwhelms sewage treatment plants leaving contaminated floodwater in streets, homes and businesses,” says David Whitney, civil engineer and founder of EcoSolutions. “We are proud that our bio-retention systems performed as we intended, preventing flooding despite the exceptional volume of water brought to urban Washington D.C. by Sandy.”

Whitney and the EcoSolutions team designed and constructed two bio-retention systems for the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) at their headquarters during the summer (August and September) of 2012. The system serves as a demonstration of how low impact design (LID) stormwater systems can be used to both clean and store stormwater within ultra-urban environments. Implementation of these systems throughout the city in the future would ultimately be responsible for managing the extra water brought into the city by storms such as Sandy and preventing flooding.

Other major projects completed by EcoSolutions during 2012 include an architecturally integrated storm water treatment system for the new United States Embassy in Laos, an urban storm water wetland for the Village of Wappingers Falls in New York, and an Eco-Machine at the University of Vermont’s Aiken Center that uses plants and bacteria to treat the building’s waste water before reusing it for toilet flushing. EcoSolutions also constructed eight bioretention cells in front of the Jeffords Building at the University of Vermont (UVM) that will serve as the Ph.D. dissertation for a graduate student in the UVM Plant and Soil Science.

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EcoSolutions is a civil engineering and ecological planning design-build firm delivering sustainable, ecologically based designs and thoughtful, creative solutions to significant wastewater, stormwater and site challenges with Low Impact Designs and Green Building.

For more information, visit http://www.ecosoldesigns.com, ‘Like’ EcoSolutions on Facebook, follow on Twitter @EcoSolutionsSVS, connect on LinkedIn, and follow on Instagram @EcoSolDesigns

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