Melbourne installs Baffle Boxes to help clean Lagoon

(, Wendy Scheuring, Feb. 12, 2021)

Baffle boxes are underground structures made up of chambers that trap debris, trash, and other pollutants from storm water that flows off of streets and into storm drains after heavy rains.   They “remove between 60-75% of nitrogen and phosphorus out of the water column, depending on the site location.” wrote Dani Straub, City of Melbourne Engineering Project Manager.  Melbourne has funding from the half cent sales tax passed in 2016 to install and retrofit baffle boxes.  To date, three baffle boxes have been retrofitted and six more are under construction.  To read the entire article, click here.