Storm Water Plans Presented to Knox Board of Public Works


The Knox Board of Public Works discussed plans for a storm water system for the new addition to the Knox Elementary School.

Andy Bearman from Commonwealth Engineers said that the addition will create an additional one percent rain-water run-off as a portion of the ground covered with grass will be dug up for the project. That soft area was able to absorb the extra water so it wouldn’t create any water build up anywhere on the property.

A second dry well will be constructed at the site as well as a grease trap. Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons will need to look over the plans for the grease trap when they’re complete to make sure all is in line with how the process will work in terms of sanitation. Bearman said there are mandatory state codes and guidelines where grease traps are involved.

Building Administrator Bruce Williams has approved the plans as presented. With that, the Board of Works also approved the plans.