Metro Park Belle Isle is a 120 acre island located in the Detroit River. The island is linked to the City via bridge and serves as a very popular Detroit City Park. However, stringent Michigan State environmental regulations dictate that all storm water on Belle Isle be collected and pumped back to the City Sewage system for treatment. As a result, Belle Isle has experienced chronic flooding and expensive sewer bills that impact available funds for recreational uses. Last year, Parjana’s EGRP system was installed on a 25 acre test site to begin evaluating the feasibility of finding a better solution for handling storm water. Preliminary data has been extremely favorable and suggests continued expansion of the EGRP system is very likely.
In a strange twist of fate, a Parjana EGRP® test site was tested beyond anyone’s dreams when nearly 5′ of rain fell on the Detroit Metro area in just 3 hours on Aug. 13, 2014. The results were nothing short of amazing. Here’s a video clip detailing this even:
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