Groundbreaking Ceremony for Rain Garden Held Today


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June 21, 2005

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Rain Garden Held Today at Providence District Office

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducted a groundbreaking ceremony today at the Providence District Office to celebrate the installation of a demonstration project to filter and retain stormwater before it becomes runoff.

Providence District Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth; Jimmie D. Jenkins, director of the county's Department of Public Works and Environmental Services; and Sally Ormsby, a member of the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, delivered remarks.

This demonstration project employs a system of integrated practices for stormwater management that includes the installation of a rain garden and permeable pavers with an underlying gravel infiltration bed to retrofit a portion of the currently impervious parking area. In addition, a green roof has been installed on a nearby storage building. This integrated system of practices will be the first of its kind in the county.

For more information about the ceremony or the project, contact Joan Maguire, Providence District Supervisor's Office at 703-698-4827, TTY 703-207-9407.

From left to right: Providence District Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth; Jimmie D. Jenkins, director of the county's Department of Public Works and Environmental Services; Sally Ormsby, a member of the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District; and Del. Stephen Shannon at the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the installation of a demonstration project to filter and retain stormwater before it becomes runoff.

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