2017-18 DROPS Grant-Funded Engineering Project at
La Costa Heights: Field
Student interns at La Costa Heights studied the stormwater runoff on their campus and noticed a high level of pollutants draining directly into the storm drain on their field. Students proposed a structural Best Management Practice to use a bioswale to filter runoff before it leave the campus. With the help of the DROPS grant, the school district approved construction of this BMP which beings in April 2018.
October 2017 - Survey
ATC Design Group brought their survey equipment on site for the interns to explore. They reviewed the topographic map they created of the school site.
December 2017 - Plant Selection
Interns met with a Landscape Architect to select appropriate plants for their new bioswale conditions.
Feb 2018 - Contractor Walk
Interns met with contractors bidding on the project and the Purchasing Supervisor for EUSD.
February 2018 - Bid Opening
With the help of the District's Purchasing Department, interns open contractor bids and award the project.
March 2018- Groundbreaking
SWPPP interns welcomed guests and presented the details of the project at a groundbreaking ceremony on site.
April 2018- Construction
During construction SWPPP interns visited the site and reviewed progress with the project lead.