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May 29, 2018 – The City’s Midtown Urban Renewal District and Economic Development Division recently completed the first of a multi-phase streetscape project intended to improve North 7th Avenue. The designers integrated various green infrastructure components into the project, including permeable pavers, street trees, and underground soil vaults. These components will collect and absorb stormwater runoff, resulting in fewer pollutants headed to the East Gallatin. Check out the images below, and keep an eye out for future phases!
Image 1 - Soil vault installation
Image 2 - Permeable paver installation
Image 3 - Completed Phase 1 (more to come!)
May 15, 2018 - We recently installed three stormwater treatment units downtown. Combined, the units will treat stormwater runoff from 180 acres and collect close to 30 tons of pollutants per year that would have otherwise dumped into Bozeman Creek. With completion of this project, the City now has ten treatment units in the ground working to protect local waterways, and plans to install more in the coming years. Please click HERE for more information regarding this and future stormwater projects.
Image 1 - Exposed clay storm sewer (over 100 years old!)
Image 2 - Contractor setting final grade (14' down!)
Image 3 - Installed mechanical separation treatment unit
Image 4 - Pollutants captured after one storm
January 28, 2018 - We recently updated the City's Stormwater Management Plan, including the addition of a Sampling and Evaluation section. Members of the public can view the document and provide comments to City Staff by clicking the following links:
November 11, 2017 - We recently completed the City’s first Sediment Management Facility! Moving forward, Stormwater Operations Staff will use the Facility to dump and filter turbid water, sediment and other pollutants collected during inlet, pipe, and treatment system cleaning. The Facility will facilitate the accumulation, drying, and eventual landfill disposal of over 100 tons of debris annually, saving it from ending up in local rivers. Central Excavation, the City's contractor, prepared the video below, which gives a great overview of the project.
October 15, 2017 – In partnership with the Water Conservation Division, we recently completed a permeable paver patio area outside City Hall. Permeable pavers absorb and infiltrate rain and snowmelt rather than shedding the water and producing stormwater runoff. Permeable pavers work in patio, parking lot, and alleyway applications. We designed and constructed the project to pilot innovative techniques for stormwater control and drought tolerance and to inspire others to think outside the 'typical design toolbox' on their next project.
Image 1 - Permeable paver installation
Image 2 - Finished patio area
Image 3 - Beveled edges allow for easy winter maintenance (no salt necessary!)
October 1, 2017 - We are always looking for new and innovative approaches for educating residents on important issues. We recommend you scroll through the application below to learn some interesting information regarding dog waste and its impact in Bozeman. A big thank you to the City's GIS Division for developing the viewer.
March 1, 2017 - We were recently featured in a national stormwater publication for our work in local classrooms in partnership with Project WET, which is a globally recognized nonprofit working to educate the world on the importance of clean water. Please click the following image to read the article.