Cutaway view of Street Creek components

How it works

Street Creeks keeps urban waterways clean by preventing combined sewage overflows (CSOs.)  Street Creeks does this by keeping storm water out of combined sewer systems so they don't get overloaded.  The principle behind Street Creeks is to emulate natural hydrological and ecological systems in urban environments, using a distributed, de-centralized network of curbside channels and water-cleaning bioswales that treat the "first flush" of polluted surface runoff, and allow the remaining cleaner water to rainfall continue downhill.