New Stormwater System for North Providence Public Safety Facility

Providence, RI – A hole measuring more than 200 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 16 feet deep, across from North Providence High School on Mineral Spring Avenue at the North Providence’s new Public Safety facility, will soon contain a million-gallon underground stormwater basin to catch stormwater runoff on the site.

One of 296 StormTrap Structures Waiting to be Installed

DiPrete Engineering, a civil engineering and surveying firm with offices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, teamed up with StormTrap and J.R. Corporation to design and install the new system.

Because the area is already densely developed and the existing state stormwater system within Mineral Spring Avenue has been maxed out, an oversized system was developed to provide the required treatment and detention necessary for the development.

“We were working with a very aggressive site layout that left us little room for stormwater treatment,” said Brandon Carr, project manager at DiPrete Engineering. “That, coupled with the high groundwater levels and the elevation changes onsite, forced us to seek an innovative method to manage stormwater. There was no room left on the surface so we knew we had to go underground.”

DiPrete Engineering designed the stormwater system and received permitting through Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).

“We worked directly with StormTrap to develop a system that would be efficient and cost effective,” added Carr. “The tank was designed to counter the forces of the groundwater pushing up on the system. The result is the largest StormTrap system ever installed in Rhode Island.”