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Stormwater Treatment Demonstration Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2009
   
   
CITY COUNCIL TO DEDICATE LANDSCAPE-BASED STORMWATER TREATMENT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

Daly City – The City Council will dedicate a stormwater treatment demonstration project at Daly City’s Serramonte Library, 40 Wembley Drive, on Saturday, November 21. A brief dedication ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot area near the library. This innovative project was funded in part through a $250,000 grant from the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County and will serve as an example of “Green Streets” stormwater management. “Green Streets” refers to the concept of using vegetated areas to manage stormwater runoff at its source. Rainfall that would otherwise flow across impervious surfaces, such as the parking lot and street, into a stormwater catch basin bound for San Francisco Bay is now detained in a state-of-the-art landscaped area that helps prevent runoff from entering drain pipes.

“This project highlights Daly City’s commitment to improving the quality of stormwater discharged into the Bay,” Mayor Sal Torres said. “It’s great to have a facility like this near a library that attracts more than 20,000 patrons each month.”

The centerpiece of the project is an attractively landscaped garden. A bio-swale and water filtration system are the key functional components of the project. Curious visitors can learn about the stormwater treatment process through a series of educational interpretive signs.

Members of the public are invited to attend the dedication ceremony. For more information about the project, please call John Fuller, Director of Public Works, at (650) 991-8039