Stanley’s True Value Hardware: Environmental Dedication, Excellent Design
It’s official. PWD named the first Stormwater Pioneer—Stanley’s Hardware in Roxborough. Congratulations to third-generation business owners Mark and Joe Jaconski and their stormwater management design team from Ruggiero Plante Land Design. At today’s dedication, we recognize the owners and designers of Stanley’s Hardware as role models for business owners and private developers who want to reduce stormwater runoff from their properties. “If everyone does their part, it’s much easier for the City and the Water Department to deal with stormwater,” says Mark.
The Jackonski’s built a new, larger store on the site of their existing business in Roxborough. As part of the project, they were required to meet PWD’s Stormwater Regulations. In addition to doing a fantastic job meeting the regulations, they also overcame several challenges: keeping the store open while building a new one, working around bedrock at various locations on the property, and protecting neighboring properties.
The stormwater solution developed by Ruggiero Plante Land Design includes two underground infiltration basins that collect runoff from the store’s roof and parking area. To avoid subsurface bedrock, one of the basins is split into two storage beds hydraulically connected with HDPE pipes. Above ground, the parking lot drains directly into a rain garden through openings in the curb. The rain garden collects and filters the runoff through plants and engineered soils.
An elaborate, seven-phase construction plan allowed the existing store to remain open until the new one was ready. Now business is booming.
“We’re hoping to keep trash, debris and other pollution out of the water so that everyone can enjoy a clean river. If we can play a small part in making the environment better for the next generation, that’s a major plus for us,” says Joe.
Learn more about Stormwater Pioneers.