Bio-filtration fits snugly between lanes of traffic and the industrial runoff from a major highway, sanitation processing plant, residential communities & the ocean. This urban street median Rainwaterproject is located on Imperial Highway between Pershing Drive and Main Street in El Segundo, CA. It is in a highly traveled street that divides LAX Airport and the residential neighborhoods of El Segundo. It also leads directly to Santa Monica Bay and the Pacific Ocean…just down the street. Keep that pollution out of our oceans!
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation conceptualized this project as one of 32 rainwater Best Management Practice projects funded by Proposition O. Project was completed in November 2009.
The Rainwater runoff project is a bio-filtration system comprised of vegetated swales and an infiltration trench containing approximately 13,000 cubic feet of Eco Rainwater Solutions tanks that will collect runoff from a 7.5-acre area.
It is removing bacteria, oil, trash, and suspended solids from Rainwater that would otherwise be discharged to Santa Monica Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Shrubs and trees were planted in the project area, and an automated irrigation system that uses recycled water was installed.
Park West Landscape Inc. installed the Eco Rainwater Solutions Tanks and landscaping.