Compaq Center East Water Management Planby David Millikan, Compaq Computer Corp, Houston, United States,
Abstract: This Water Management Plan attempts to balance the many goals which were established in the Master Plan. Major areas of natural vegetation have been preserved. Stormwater quality pond/wetland areas have been constructed which will increase the variety of environments on the property thereby encouraging some additional species to inhabit the property. Drainage patterns and improvements are designed to protect the beauty of the existing 35-acre lake. Development of the property requires the removal of trees and natural vegetation to allow construction of buildings, roadways, utility corridors, detention facilities and other uses. However, where possible, these uses have been overlapped to minimize the impact on the natural vegetation. The high level of treatment provided by the sewage treatment plant and the capturing, treatment and re-use of stormwater runoff reduces the amount of groundwater pumping which in turn will reduce the impact of this development on subsidence and future flooding in the area.
Subject Headings: Water management | Vegetation | Water treatment plants | Industrial facilities | Stormwater management | Wastewater treatment plants | Pumping stations | Water quality | Runoff | North America | Texas | United States | Houston (Texas)
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