See State-Of-The-Art Water Conservation Facility during Oct. 8-9 SoCal Tour
As part of our upcoming Southern California Tour, we will be visiting a state-of-the-art low-impact development and water conservation facility at Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District in Riverside.
The facility, which updated the District’s parking lot and grounds, includes:
- Roofs, parking lots and other impervious structures designed to direct stormwater to landscaped areas that collect the water and allow it to filter into the ground.
- A revised parking circulation layout that reduced impervious asphalt and eliminated more than 600 lineal feet of concrete curb, gutter and storm drain in favor of a vegetated infiltration swale.
- Parking stalls that are paved in traditional asphalt but slope toward a center strip made of porous asphalt, allowing the water to pass through to a stone reservoir.
- Drought-tolerant landscaping and efficient irrigation systems that replaced two-thirds of the site’s turfed area.
During the two-day tour, we will also learn about groundwater management, water recycling and other drought-proofing strategies. We will also visit Diamond Valley Lake, the large reservoir operated by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Lake Perris, the southern-most terminus of the State Water Project.
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