The University of Southern California (USC) may fly colors that are red and gold, but they love being green. Since 2008, USC has installed over a dozen drywells across the campus to manage stormwater and promote groundwater recharge. Fortunately, the USC campus is situated above very well drained deposits of sand and gravel, which have an enormous capacity to infiltrate stormwater. Every time it rains across USC, thousands of gallons of pre-treated stormwater are being introduced into the ground 30’ – 40’ below the surface, where it will filter down to the aquifer below. Strategic placement drywells, along with other low impact development measures, can prevent downstream flooding and erosion and help to create a sustainable water supply.
A few of the many infiltration projects on campus include:
- USC Social Sciences Building
- Village at USC
- USC Kaufman Center
- USC Michelson Center
- USC Shrine Parking Structure
As you’d expect, we’ve also installed drywells on the UCSD and UCLA campuses. Campuses across the southwest can join USC in the effort to become a greener campus with a sustainable water supply by installing drywells. Currently, 80,000 MaxWell drywells occupy the southwest and are helping school campuses solve drainage problems and create a sustainable water supply.
Subscribe to our blog to receive updates about new posts and the latest on stormwater news. You can now follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TorrentResources.