Bioswale at Bill and Sally Hanley Hall

The Bill and Sally Hanley Hall is a three-story addition to Fowler Memorial House, and houses the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. When it was built, Hanley Hall included a bioswale in front of the building on its State Street face, to collect downspout runoff and divert it from the storm sewer. The bioswale includes native plants, such as red twig dogwood and birch trees, and work was completed in 2011. Making the bioswale functional was a good learning experience for Purdue Grounds crew, since it required puncturing the geo-textile filter fabric-which had not been correctly fitted by the original contractors. There are also some porous pavers between Hanley Hall and the old building. Office of University Sustainability

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