Harmony Grove Industrial Park
Fuscoe staff members prepared a design for the project which incorporates three biofiltration swales as Low Impact Development (LID) features. Parking lot runoff and its potential contaminants are routed to a specially designed filter trench that conveys the water to a storm drain system. While the water runs though the swales, possible pollutants are filtered out as runoff infiltrates through the subgrade. No other development projects within the industrial park incorporate this type of natural system for treating runoff, with the result that this design has become a benchmark for green engineering in the city of Escondido.
The City is not the only satisfied party; this system also reduces the maintenance costs associated with filter inserts or mechanical units, a value that is always well appreciated by clients. In addition, due to close coordination with the landscape architect, the biofiltration treatment areas were able to be harmoniously blended into the project landscaping.
American Industrial Systems