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Sustainability has become a word mentioned across our lives and the industry but isn’t as clearly defined as other terms like efficiency, safety factor or effluent quality.

According to the United Nations Brundtland Commission Report of 1987, “Sustainable development is…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Its lack of specificity can make it difficult for engineers to improve their project’s...

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Project Overview
The City of Austin Watershed Protection Division (WPD) retained Freese and Nichols (FNI) to retrofit an existing Central Austin dry stormwater detention facility by integrating it with a new stormwater water quality wet pond. The WPD’s goal was to protect their community by reducing the impact of flooding, maintaining and improving water quality and creating a stable stream system to prevent erosion. FNI’s integration of a wet pond into the existing dry detention pond helped the WPD achieve these goals for stormwater runoff into Waller Creek.

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TagsWet Pond, Water Quality, Sustainability, Detention, Design,