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October 7, 2021

Soil hauled from Detroit park as part of stormwater project

DETROIT (AP) — Tons of soil are being removed from a westside Detroit park as part of a stormwater retention project to reduce flooding in streets and basements during periods of heavy rainfall.

The project at Rouge Park is expected to capture nearly 100 million gallons of stormwater each year, alleviating pressure on the city's combined sewer system, Detroit Water and Sewerage Deputy Director and Chief Engineer Palencia Mobley said Wednesday.

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