Lumpkin Street Drainage Improvements

The Lumpkin Street Drainage Improvements project is an award-winning town-grown partnership between Athens-Clarke County and the University of Georgia. Stormwater runoff from county-owned Lumpkin Street is being directed to a series of raingardens on campus property in order to filter and cleanse the water before it is released into Tanyard Creek. The project provides a regional demonstration of stormwater best management practices.

Sustainable Design Features: 
15 biorentention areas (or raingardens), settling pond, enhanced swales
Treatment of "first-flush" polluted roadway runoff
Improved water quality and increased stormwater infiltration
Native landscaping
Improved downstream health of Tanyard Creek