The new Hollister Village project will have an underground piping system that leaks, intentionally, into the soil.
The five-foot in diameter piping system will take in rainwater from surface parking lots and streets, and through very small holes, allow it to slowly drain back through rocks and soil into the water basin.
In severe storms, the excess will go into the storm drains.
Penfield & Smith Principal Engineer, Don Donaldson said, “the soil itself cleanses that storm water, recharging the groundwater table, which is a benefit to us in these drought conditions.”
Without it, “it would have a very large impact and result in flooding in this local area,” said Donaldson.