ARRA CCD Urban Stormwater Management
K-State Ecoreps Impact Award
approx. $650,000 + $110,000 cost share
Grant for Green Infrastructure
On behalf of and while employed at KSU, Dea Brokesh received $583,000 in grant funds through the Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund for design and construction of innovative green infrastructure technologies.
These components include:
- Porous paving technologies at 34 car parking and sidewalks
- Bioretention cells temporarily hold stormwater, reduce runoff, and provide aquifer recharge
- Water harvesting in 26,000 gallon underground cistern
- Reuse of rain water as landscape irrigation
- Woodland restoration
Innovative Stormwater Management
The project mitigates stormwater runoff on an 8-acre site. It showcases multiple green infrastructure technologies first of their kind to be installed in a multi-county area. Brokesh and staff prepared design and construction documents for the landscape/ irrigation portions of the work, provided concept plans and specifications for green infrastructure components, administered consultant and contractor contracts, and prepared and provided State and Federal agency reports.