Rochester Infiltration Facility
Herrera is helping Thurston County design a stormwater facility that will double as an open-air amphitheater in Rochester, Washington. After development of project alternatives, feedback from the community was solicited through a workshop and a project website. The project addresses a local drainage problem while also providing a community amenity. It includes installation of approximately half a mile of storm drain pipe and an infiltration basin that will soak up the water. In addition to stormwater treatment, the project includes gathering space, a walking trail, boulders for play, and drought tolerant native plants that will attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Final design will be complete in summer 2018, and the facility will go online in 2019.