Heavily developed site meets stormwater regulations

First Defense® provides economical, small-footprint stormwater treatment to enable development in a constricted and already highly developed commercial area.

Situation

The state of Ohio has implemented rules requiring stormwater quality to be addressed on every new commercial development, including smaller sites.

Problem

Design-build firm Janotta & Herner wanted to build a real estate brokerage office in a heavily developed section of Perkins Township just south of Sandusky, Ohio. With just 1.7 acres to fit a building, parking and access lanes, the developer wanted a stormwater mechanism that met regulations but used as little land area as possible.

Solution

To address stormwater runoff Janotta & Herner considered a variety of options, including creating a wet pond, incorporating a set of sand filters or installing a surface inlet device that removed impurities from the passing flows. After an evaluation process they selected First Defense® stormwater separators.

Outcome

First Defense® provided economical, small-footprint stormwater treatment that enabled Janotta & Herner to meet Ohio's stormwater quality regulations.

"We looked at other  water quality options, but First Defense® just looked like a better choice for this site, more ‘plug and play’ with less to go wrong."

- John Penza, Design Manager, Janotta & Herner

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