Monday, August 30, 2010

Parmenter School: rain gardens

The construction work on the rain gardens at the Parmenter School may get finished before school opens but the road work certainly won't be. Parents in the Parmenter community should be getting special instructions on what to do for drop off and pick up of students when school opens on Sep 1.

There are rain gardens in front of school, in the parking lot and another in the back of school. On a recent run by the school, I stopped to take these photos. The rain gardens are designed to catch rain (storm water) and filter it through several layers of material.

This view shows a cloth covering providing one layer of the filter material. 

As construction makes progress, I'll try and get photos to show the other layers of material.

Franklin, MA

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