During the review of the land development plans for Pequea Valley School District’s new Paradise Elementary School, RETTEW determined that the proposed storm sewer system did not comply with the Township’s requirements to discharge water to a watercourse. The School District needed to design, develop, and build a storm sewer system that would meet this requirement yet still meet a tight construction deadline.
RETTEW teamed with Paradise Township and the School District to design, permit, bid, and construct a storm sewer system that would convey runoff from the proposed new 92,000-SF school building site to a receiving watercourse. RETTEW assembled a team that was dedicated to the project and completed the surveying, designing, permitting, and bidding within two months. Construction of the system was completed in ten days. Paradise Elementary School was the first LEED Gold-certified elementary school in Lancaster County, and RETTEW’s work on London Vale Road lessened stormwater impact, which contributed to this achievement.