News - Conover Station Stormwater Treatment System – Conover, NC

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October 1, 2013 – Doug Jewell presented a Case Study on the recently completed Conover Station Stormwater Treatment System at the annual North Carolina American Public Works Association Stormwater Division Conference held this September in Wilmington. Doug described the development and design of a treatment train to treat stormwater runoff from the Conover Station site as well as much of the City’s urban core. The treatment train includes a vegetated bio-swale, a treatment flow diversion structure, a two-cell stormwater wetland, and a riparian buffer.

The treatment system is incorporated into a new Conover Station City Park that includes a picnic pavilion, children’s playground, splash pad, grassed open space, and paved walking trails. Educational signage describes how the wetland and riparian buffer work in concert to improve stormwater runoff quality. A boardwalk pier extends over the wetland so visitors can closely view the plants, birds, fish and other natural features of the wetland.

Conover Station is a multi-use, brownfield, re-development of a former industrial site used most recently for furniture manufacturing. A historical building on the site was preserved and re-purposed to house the City’s public library, public event/meeting space, and a multi-modal transportation center. A new building has been constructed which houses the regional Manufacturing Solutions Center, a public/private partnership to improve regional manufacturing capabilities.

A copy of the presentation can be viewed by clicking here.