Road Services - Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) sites
Project overview: We were trying to find effective, cost-efficient ways to treat stormwater in roadside ditches. This study was conducted to test an in-line ditch BMP that, if effective, could potentially be widely used by jurisdictions trying to minimize the impacts of stormwater runoff on surface water bodies and groundwater aquifers. This 2008-2011 study was made possible, in part, through funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Timing: 2011 Water Year beginning October 2010 and ending October 2011.
Location: Southwest shoulder of S.E. Petrovitsky Road between house #17201 and #17235 and near S.E. 192nd Drive.
Drainage basin: Low density rural residential properties (zoned RA-5) and City of Seattle’s Lake Youngs Watershed on the southwest side of S.E. Petrovitsky Road; collects runoff from adjacent properties and the paved roadway; the ditch flow drains southeast to Shady Lake.
Traffic: Relatively high [average daily traffic volume (ADTV) of approximately 17,000 vehicles].
BMP type: Water quality.
BMP description: Compost filter socks secured inside of a modified rock check dam (treatment cell). Coarse compost met Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) specification for use in stormwater treatment projects. Six water quality treatment BMPs were installed in a section of ditch approximately 300 feet in length. See the BMP engineering design for more information.
Monitoring and equipment: Learn about the monitoring practices and equipment used at the project sites.
For more information about this project, please contact:Environmental Unit
King County Roads Maintenance Section
155 Monroe Ave. N.E.
Renton, WA 98056
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