The storm water project consisted of hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and design of a storm drainage system in conjunction with the Pawtuckett Neighborhood Improvement Project. The purpose of this project is to prevent structural flooding and alleviate street flooding during significant storm events.
As part of this project, 2000 linear feet of open channel and 7300 linear feet of closed pipe system was modeled. This project also involved significant coordination with the homeowners impacted by this project.
The proposed improvements included a 9’x10′ concrete box culvert and a 16’x8′ concrete arch culvert. Other improvements included converting a 500-foot drainage swale into a closed-pipe system of 18” and 24” reinforced concrete pipe. The improvements were designed to provide 100-year protection from first floor structure flooding.