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Storrs Center – Village Street

Project Specifications:

Location:  Mansfield, CT

Application: Detention

Product used:  DoubleTrap

Number of pieces: 24, 12, 40, 60, 48

Number of basins: 5

Total water stored:  84,546 cf

Market: Mixed-Use

Project Details:  The project involves construction of a mixed-use New Urbanist Village. Five stormwater detention basins were installed under the property to mitigate the increase in post-development peak flow rate.

Challenge:  Tight site conditions required the stormwater detention to be underneath the new roadway among the other utilities.

Solution: A StormTrap detention system was installed under the roadway, increasing the amount of developable land and reducing the overall disturbance area that an above ground detention pond would have required. The multiple basins allowed StormTrap to maximize the total water stored while fitting within the numerous site constraints.

According to the site contractor Milton C. Beebe, StormTrap was the best solution to this project given its capability to hold a large volume of water in a small footprint that could be designed to avoid existing utilities and mitigate the expensive costs of relocating them.