Welcome to the official event schedule and directory for the 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium.  Congratulations to Carl Adams of DWQ. He was nominated by peers, and celebrated with peers, as the 2016 Watershed Steward of the Year!

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Wednesday, November 16 • 4:05pm - 4:30pm
Retrofitting Urban Streets to Green Streets: Lessons Learned

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Retrofitting Urban Streets to Green Streets: Lessons Learned
Stormwater planter boxes and biofiltration systems are a sustainable stormwater Best Management Practice option for use in "Green Street" retrofit applications and roadway improvements projects. Applying stormwater flow-through planter boxes that are designed to capture and remove stormwater runoff pollutants conveyed in public streets poses a difficult challenge for many Green Street project designers, landscape architects and civil engineers.

Conventional design regimens for stormwater planter box systems typically require large areas of space along sidewalks and curb areas so as to properly convey a design volume of runoff for capture and infiltration inside flow-through biofiltration systems in the public right-of-way. In high-density areas, there are typically little or no opportunities to place stormwater planter box systems along roadways or sidewalks due to existing infrastructure and underground utilities.

This presentation provides civil engineers, planners, landscape architects, designers, and project developers with various alternative space-saving solutions to applying smaller, more compact “Green Street” flow-through planter boxes and Tree Box Filters where and when available space is limited in a public roadway or street.

Specific project examples using space-saving stormwater planter box systems will be provided along with detailed information on the proper design, components, installation and costs for applying stormwater planter box systems.

Attendees will learn the difference between planter box system types, design and performance criteria as well as limitations for use in public right-of-way retrofit applications. Attendees will walk away with practical guidelines for evaluating candidate sites in conjunction with identifying various choices of planter box types that may or may not be applicable for a particular Green Street retrofit location.

Example stormwater planter box projects will be showcased in this presentation with reference to high-density locations at major cities in the USA, including projects located in cities of Portland (OR), Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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William Harris

National Sales Manager, Bio Clean Environmental / Forterra
William Harris has been active in the environmental industry for over 25 years with an extensive and diversified background in stormwater management and treatment technologies. Mr. Harris has successfully introduced a variety of new and innovative stormwater treatment systems and... Read More →

Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:05pm - 4:30pm MST
Room 104/105 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119