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Rain garden to address ponding water

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Watch for a completed rain garden next spring in the low area west of Village Hall.

A crew from the Public Works Department, working with suggestions from the Tree Board, has begun work on a 250-square-foot area where ponding occurs after heavy rains. Next spring, flowering plants will be added to the landscape, which will feature perennial grasses bordered by basketball-size boulders, according to Public Works Director Larry Coloni.

Coloni said the project is a control measure endorsed by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System with the overall goal of helping to reduce storm water pollution, and to protect and maintain the environment as required by a federal mandate.

""We're trying to protect our waterways,"" Coloni said of the design which will serve as a filter before the water enters Stevens Creek.

The Tree Board earlier discussed options for solving another standing water problem on the Village's east side near the Public Works Depart- ment. Coloni said the Board will re- visit these plans once the area begins to develop around that building.

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