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Dutchess County Community College Bioretention 2

Bioretention Filter at Dutchess County Community CollegeDescription

This biotrention filter is an example of green infrastructure in an institutional setting. The bioretention area was constructed as a localized depression that includes a sub-grade perforated pipe collection system. The facility functions as a localized detention pond and as a bio-filtration facility. Vegetation located at the inflow works to slow water velocity as it enters the basin.

Site Location

  • Site Address: 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Town: Poughkeepsie
  • County: Dutchess
  • Land Use of Site: College Campus
  • Can Site be visited?: Yes
  • Location on Site: Staff parking lot southwest of intersection of Creek and Cottage Roads. Basin is elevated above lot to the southwest.

Practice Information Details

  • Intent of Design: Stormwater biofiltration and subsurface filtration from campus runoff.
  • Stormwater Management Capacity: Undetermined. Mitigation function for storm water quantity and intensity flow reduction
  • Year of Installation: 2001
  • Plant Material Used: Landscaped and maintained turf.
  • Annual Operational and Maintenance Required: Mowing
  • Zoning Change or Special Permit: None

Design Construction and Maintenance Information

  • Designed by: The Chazen Company
  • Cost of Design: $4,500 for professional design services (fee was for design of three practices)
  • Installed by: Site Contractor for North Academic Building Construction
  • Maintained by: DCC Maintanance Staff

Contact for Additional Site Information:

The Chazen Companies
Nancy Clark
(845) 486-1553