"The Control Service Company's Integration of the NRFS and HCCIB onto their New Property will Minimize Watershed Pollution for Years to Come."
CONTROL SERVICE COMPANY RELOCATION PROJECT
The city of Lee’s Summit once an 11 block town called Strother, is now a nearly 70 square mile city of over 96,000 citizens. From its humble beginnings to prominence as a show farm town to the city it is today, Lee’s Summit is a bustling and tightly knit
community of dedicated citizens and innovative companies. Control Service Company (CSC) is once such company that has served Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas for decades as a specialist in building automation and energy management solutions. Their continued growth has given rise to the need for an office expansion. Due to the limitations of their current building, expansion would not be possible, so the Control Service Company searched elsewhere. Fortunately, the search was neither far nor wide as a suitable space was located a mere half mile away at the newly established Chapel Ridge Business Park on Akin Drive. This expansive new property had plenty of land available for development, allowing CSC to institute a building and property as they would see fit.
Although Akin Drive had an existing stormwater drain line, it would not be sufficient to treat runoff surface pollution from local development into the future. With new development ongoing throughout the park and a new building with a large area roof and parking lot; nutrients, hydrocarbons and foliage debris is a prevalent concern. As a company conscious of the environmental impact of developing and maintaining a new property, CSC addressed these issues with the installations of an NRFS® and High Capacity Curb Inlet Basket™.
NRFS® and HCCIB™ Prepare for Potential Pollution
Planning of the development of the new CSC building began in March of 2017. Project Engineering firm Davidson Architecture & Engineering detailed specific renderings of the new CSC property. Plans include a comprehensive stormwater drainage system that accounts for the large surface area of the compound parking lots along with roof runoff. Hothouse Construction was contracted to undertake the construction work including the installation of a private storm sewer system that treats runoff via the NRFS® before connecting to the municipal storm drain.
Furthermore, contractors were tasked with adding additional curb inlets around the perimeter of the property. One such curb inlet included the addition of a High Capacity Curb Inlet Basket™ to help maintain road runoff cleanliness as well as helping to ensure debris do not clog the drain line before water can reach the NRFS®. The determination of the excavation area for the NRFS® was coordinated through CSC, Davidson Architecture & Engineering and A.S.P. Enterprises Inc. The area was selected due its downstream junction with the municipal storm drain and prime position to directly handle the substantial parking lot surface runoff from the heavily trafficked area.
NRFS® System Keeps CSC Runoff Contributions Clean
The NRFS® designed and manufactured by Suntree Technologies Inc® is an engineered treatment vault specializing in stormwater nutrient reduction. This system utilizes Bold & Gold® biosorption media along with orifice flow control to maximize runoff detention time to remove peak amounts of phosphorus, nitrogen and TSS. The NRFS® serves to improve water quality of the local watershed while also being a sustainable LID solution for the CSC site. The High Capacity Curb Inlet Basket™ is a perfect complement system by being housed within the curb inlet that directly filters water toward the NRFS®. This inlet filter is able to filter and accommodate vast portions of gross solids and is a full capture trash TMDL device.
Personnel from A.S.P. Enterprises, Holthouse Construction and Suntree Technologies were on site at Chapel Ridge Business Park on 10/16/17 to install the treatment BMP’s. The installations were successful and without any hiccups, effectively laying the ground work to a long lasting stormwater management solution. The CSC has made known their dedication toward environmental efficiency and sustainable practice via the NRFS® and HCCIB™. These devices will effectively manage runoff and minimize pollution contributions to the local watershed for years to come.
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