Indialantic Public Works Department Seeks To Install Drainage Swales

By  //  July 2, 2016

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Roadside swales collect pollutants

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BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA – Indialantic residents are being requested to volunteer to help improve the condition of the Indian River Lagoon.

The Public Works Department seeks to install drainage swales within Indialantic street rights-of-way.

While most paved driving surfaces are 18 to 20 feet wide, most of the town’s rights-of-way are 60 feet wide.

Roadside swales collect pollutants and water and divert them from Indialantic’s closed drainage system by enabling the water to percolate into the ground.

Swales are generally eight to 10 feet wide at the top, and one foot wide at the bottom with a depth in the center of one and one-half feet.

Swales can be placed beside sloped or flat pavement and can be placed behind curbed streets.

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Any Indialantic resident willing to support improving the Indian River Lagoon in this manner should contact Public Works Director Joseph Gervais at 321-984-5224. There is no cost to the property owner.

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