Effectiveness of a BioInfiltration BMP

by Robert G. Traver,
Matt Prokop,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2003


This paper presents results from a project to construct and study a BioInfiltration Traffic Island on the grounds of Villanova University. The projects goals were to 1. To create a bioretention Best Management Practice (BMP) Traffic Island, 2. To reduce stormwater nonpoint source pollution to the headwaters of Darby Creek, 3.To enhance infiltration of stormwater, 4.To verify design principles of the Pennsylvania BMP Manual, 5.To create another permanent demonstration site on the Villanova campus, 6. To create a BMP research site for the future.

Subject Headings: Best Management Practices (BMPs) | Infiltration | Stormwater management | Project management | Traffic management | Islands | Traffic analysis | Colleges and universities

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