Some Huntersville parking lots and floodplains have gone green to protect our creeks!
Storm Water Services, with the cooperation of private businesses and the Town of Huntersville, is working to reduce water pollution and protect the source of Charlotte-Mecklenburg's drinking water.
Storm water Stormwater Control Measures were added to:
- Northcross Shopping Center
- Carolinas Medical Center-Northcross
- Northcross Commons
- Northpointe Executive Park
- Monteith Park subdivision
|All five locations are near Interstate 77, Highway 73 (Sam Furr Road) and US 21 (Statesville Road.) Runoff from the five sites flows into Caldwell Station Creek or Torrence Creek, then into McDowell Creek.
Storm Water Services used engineering and landscaping techniques known as Best Management Practices or "BMPs." The rain gardens and wetland berms were retrofitted into the existing development including parking lots and open space.
These BMPs manage the amount of storm water and also filter out many types of pollutants. Storm Water staff is now monitoring pollution levels in the storm water runoff to determine the effectiveness of the BMPs.
Rain garden at Northcross Shopping Center
Photo tour of the SCMs
Final project mailer (June 2010)
May 2008 News Release
Design and Construction
Sources of Funding:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services--$700,000
North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund--$475,000
North Carolina DENR 319 Program--$287,000
Planning and Design—Completed 2006
Subcontractors: Land Mechanics
Habitat Assessment & Restoration Program (HARP)
Harvest Environmental Services, Inc.
David Woodie, P.E.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services