Columbus Mennonite Church

Friday, September 24th, 2010

raintankafter installation_aug 2010Columbus Mennonite Church
35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus
198 sqft. and rainwater harvesting system
Installed 2010

Henceroth Park

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

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2075 Mallow Ln., Grove City
313 sqft.
Installed 2010

Parade of Homes rain garden

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

In preparation for the 2010 Parade of Homes, Franklin Soil and Water worked with M/I Homes to incorporate a rain garden into their parade home. Tom McNutt features the landscaper who installed the rain garden, as well as the other gardens, in this video: Tom McNutt at Parade of Homes 2010

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Water tests & gardens successful

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

All 5 right-of-way rain gardens are complete in the Brook Run neighborhood. They have received a small amount of sod to help filter out sediments and stone to help direct the water. Residents have already observed the rain gardens working from a couple small rains.

Yesterday, Franklin Soil and Water, OSU, and Westerville performed tests to help calibrate the flow meters in the storm water system and recorded data from the pressure transducers in the sampling wells. During the testing, water was sent down the street and into one of the gardens. In one of the 3-chambered gardens, water filled up in the first chamber to 3″, overflow was directed to the next chamber, and a small amount flowed into the third chamber. After about half an hour, the 3″ ponding water had drained completely through the garden.

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