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Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes Entryway Rainwater Harvesting System

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Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes Entryway Rainwater Harvesting System

Marek Landscaping constructed a state-of-the-art entryway with permeable paving at one of Milwaukee’s best-known landmarks, the Mitchell Park Horticultural DomesMarek Landscaping constructed a state-of-the-art entryway with permeable paving at one of Milwaukee’s best-known landmarks, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes. The purpose of the project was to collect the rain water which ran off of domes one and three. The existing front basins were patched and lined with EPDM liner to create a better water proof barrier. The basins were filled with large wash stone and “GeoBlocks” in order to create a base and a large water holding capacity. Once graded, Marek Landscaping installed roughly 10,000 square feet of “Uniblock” permeable pavers.

The other part of the project was to install plants in the exhibition planters at the entrance. The difficulty with this task was that the soil was construction backfill and not suitable to sustain plant live. To accomplish proper drainage of the soil, Marek Landscaping excavated a trench in each planter and installed drainage tile to the main sewer line leading away from the basins. The project was finished by successfully installing sod and seed in contracted and repair areas.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District named the Mitchell Park Domes one of its “Green Luminaries” for its dedication to green infrastructure.
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