South Lake Owasso Drainage Improvements Project


A 700 foot portion of South Owasso Boulevard was a gravel road with no curb, gutter, or storm sewer to effectively manage and treat stormwater.  The City identified this area as a direct discharge to Lake Owasso as all stormwater drains to the lake without any treatment.  The City installed a material called PaveDrain that provided a hard surface to drive on, but also permeable to allow stormwater to drain through into a rock base.  Once stormwater is in the rock base, it will be filtered before it is discharged to the lake by an underdrain and City storm sewer.  The filtering process will treat the stormwater and remove pollutants that degrade the lakes water quality.  This process will also slow the rate at which stormwater reaches the lake, which will help with local drainage and flooding concerns.  

The project is complete.
Typical PaveDrain installation