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Stormwater Improvements
Storm drainage pipe installationCity of Jacksonville Recent Stormwater Projects
Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets, prevent stormwater from naturally soaking into the ground. As property development increases, the amount of rainwater soaking into the ground is reduced, adding to the stormwater system. Unless properly managed, increased stormwater runoff can create flooding, erosion, and water quality problems. City crews work to maintain and install stormwater drainage systems that help to keep our community a safe place to live.

Heritage Square Subdivision Stormwater Improvement Project
This project, completed in late 2011 was successfully designed to alleviate flooding and redirect stormwater to safe areas.

Storm drainage cover installationHeritage Square including areas of Colony Plaza and Ashley Park Apartments are designed areas of improvement for the Stormwater Improvement Project. Most of the installation consisted of underground pipes in easements within public spaces and backyards. Some large underground chambers were also installed in the area.

Parkwood Area Stormwater Project
The Parkwood Stormwater Project is addressing drainage issues affecting the Parkwood area of Jacksonville. Construction crews have installed stormwater head wall and pipe systems as well as clear and widen existing channels.

The area Parkwood is a 64-acre watershed primarily built-out and has a history of structure, roadway, and yard flooding. A two-year drainage study completed in 2009 provided recommendations to upgrade the existing system. This project consists of sub-systems and improvements constructed downstream to upstream to ensure downstream systems are sized appropriately for the increased storm flows.

Questions

Contact City Engineering and Construction at 910 938-5233 for questions.

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