Cistern project in the works at Nash Community College

This week saw forward momentum for Nash Community College’s stormwater management projects, with help from Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber.

Sound Rivers continues to create partnerships with outside organizations/agencies for stormwater mitigation through nature-based solutions. Barber is currently working with four schools in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds to construct the following stormwater control measures. All projects are funded by North Carolina’s Environmental Enhancement Grants and a mix of local grants.

At Nash Community College, several projects are on the schedule for this summer, including installation of four rainwater-harvesting cisterns, rain gardens and improvements to a dry swale located on the campus.

The first 6,100-gallon cistern is now on site and waiting to be moved into place and connected next week with the help of Mitch Woodward, Area Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality, with North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

The cisterns will store a total of 17,200 gallons of rainwater, which can be used in a variety of ways.

Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber digs out the foundation for first cistern installation at Nash Community College.

Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber demonstrates the size of a rainwater-harvesting cistern to be installed at Nash Community College. It’s one of four planned for the campus.