Blair Township, Lancaster County
This project included a two-pool rain garden that was created in a parklet outside the Blair Township Municipal Building. An inlet box was installed on an existing pipe that carries stormwater from Penn Farm Estates directly to the adjacent stream. This inlet box acts as a splitter and sends some of the water to the rain gardens for pre-treatment before being released back into the pipe system and eventually the stream. Larger storms will continue on through the existing pipe system, so the rain gardens do not get overwhelmed. The runoff enters the upper rain garden pool, soaks into the ground, or flows over a boulder spillway into the lower rain garden pool. A paver pathway was created to relocate some existing picnic tables and benches, giving the parklet more organization and purpose as well as providing an educational opportunity.
I probably don’t say this enough, but we so appreciate the quality of work Keller Engineers does. The fact that they include building footprints and natural features makes these surveys super useful. I’m reminding my colleagues in other counties that their surveyors need to up their quality. F. Mark Schiavone, Executive Director Berkeley County Farmland Protection Board