West Mill Creek Infiltration Tree Trench

Intro
The West Mill Creek tree trench reduces the stormwater volume that enters into the Mill Creek Sewer, thereby reducing the number of combined sewer overflows. The trees also provide much needed shade reducing the urban heat island effect.
Project Description

Runoff from the street and sidewalk is diverted into a stormwater tree trench at the intersection of Ogden and Ramsey Streets in West Philadelphia through modified inlet structures. Trees are planted in pockets of soil within a continuous stone trench that stores stormwater until it can infiltrate. Porous pavers replaced the brick sidewalk over the trench and allow runoff from the sidewalk to infiltrate into the trench. The continuous trench also provides the tree roots with better access to air and water.

Runoff from the street and sidewalk is diverted into a stormwater tree trench at the intersection of Ogden and Ramsey Streets in West Philadelphia through modified inlet structures. Trees are planted in pockets of soil within a continuous stone trench that stores stormwater until it can infiltrate. Porous pavers replaced the brick sidewalk over the trench and allow runoff from the sidewalk to infiltrate into the trench. The continuous trench also provides the tree roots with better access to air and water.

Runoff from the street and sidewalk is diverted into a stormwater tree trench at the intersection of Ogden and Ramsey Streets in West Philadelphia through modified inlet structures. Trees are planted in pockets of soil within a continuous stone trench that stores stormwater until it can infiltrate. Porous pavers replaced the brick sidewalk over the trench and allow runoff from the sidewalk to infiltrate into the trench. The continuous trench also provides the tree roots with better access to air and water.

Watershed Issues Addressed
Stormwater Management

Location

LatLon
39.9673,-75.22306
Watershed
Address
Ogden and Ramsey Street, Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood
Mill Creek - Parkside
Lead Agency
Philadelphia Water Department
Partners
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Philadelphia Department of Recreation
Status
Complete