19-40: Pleasure Creek Iron Enhanced Sand Filter/Biochar
Pleasure Creek Iron Enhanced Sand Filter/Biochar (IESF/B) project on the south side of Pleasure Creek park at 10002 Pleasure Creek Parkway East is about to begin. A message center has been installed onsite with project details and contact information.
What is an IESF/B?
An IESF/B is a filtration practice that incorporates filtration media mixed with iron and bio-char. The iron removes phosphorus which is the chemical that supports rapid algal growth and reproduction. The bio-char removed E.coli which is bacteria found in animal waste. Both phosphorus and E.coli have been identified as water quality problems in the Pleasure Creek watershed.
What will generally be done on the project?
Trail closure signs will be installed at the site.
Erosion control devices will be installed around the perimeter of the project.
The upper 1 foot of existing soil (and all topsoil) will be removed.
Tree Removals and Vegetation Plan
The project will necessitate removal of three trees with the city property to allow for construction of the project. No trees on private property will be removed. Once the project is completed, a variety of native grasses and shrubs will be planted around the perimeter of the filter.
This project is being funded through a grant from the State's Clean Water Fund Watershed Based Funding, the Coon Creek Watershed District and the city storm water utility fees.
The bid award is scheduled for September 23, 2019, at the Coon Creek Watershed District Board meeting. The contractor will begin construction in early October and be completed by the end of summer 2020. Please note that this schedule is tentative and could vary slightly depending on weather or other scheduling delays.