Groundwater Features In Development Debate

A half-billion-dollar residential and commercial complex development will incorporate an extensive rainwater collection and groundwater replenishment system.

"Water that for years has been running off of paved surfaces into storm drains and sewers -- much of it eventually to Boston Harbor -- will instead be directed into the ground. Engineers hope it will raise the groundwater level and help maintain the wood pilings' durability by keeping them submerged, unexposed to air, and free of rot."

Thanks to Joshuah Mello

Full Story: Columbus Center will make an impact on Boston's skyline. And under ground.

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