Bono Consulting was hired to provide a topographic survey, tree identification by an arborist, and site engineering for this sprawling new house in Northfield, IL. The project’s biggest challenge was that the street had no existing storm sewers, while the Village required stormwater detention for the proposed house. We had to design a system that stored the stormwater on the surface and discharged it to grade at the approved release rate.
The soundest and most cost-effective solution was creating a pond filled with native plantings with a small berm on the low end to contain the stormwater. A restrictor structure was installed to an existing ditch along the roadway, lower than the preconstruction discharge to release the stormwater. Construction was completed successfully and on time for the family to move into their new home.