July 25, 2016

Stormwater Parking Lot Project to Begin Soon!

To improve water quality in the South Fork Palouse River, Neill Public Library’s parking lot will be retrofit by Motley-Motley, Inc with Low Impact Development (LID) features for improved handling of stormwater runoff.  There are currently no methods in this parking lot for providing stormwater flow control and treatment of polluted parking lot runoff.    

Permeable pavers, a Filterra tree box, a bioretention swale, and a hydrodynamic separator will be installed to remove pollutants and improve the quality of the water flowing into the adjacent river.

The projected start date is August 8, with work finished by October 21.  The library’s parking lot will be closed during this time but for ease of access to the library, bus tokens to ride Pullman Transit will be available for free, courtesy of Friends of Neill Public Library!  We thank our Friends for their support!

Two-hour parking is also available throughout the downtown business district and these city lots:
·         Riverwalk lot on Kamiaken Street by Spot Shop Cleaners
·         Parking lot on Davis Way and Grand Avenue
·         Parking lot on Whitman Street by Allegra Printing
·         Street side parking along Davis Way

Pedestrians should enter the library from the north entrance sidewalk as access to the library through the parking lot will not be permitted.  The south entrance along Olsen street will be accessible, but only from the sidewalk that connects from Grand Avenue. 

Funding for this project is provided by the Washington State Department of Ecology Stormwater Grant Program and City of Pullman Stormwater Utility Fund.  For more information, contact Clayton Forsmann, Deputy Public Works Director at 509-338-3222 or by email at clayton.forsmann@pullman-wa.gov.

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