Lillian Ball

WATERWASH™ ABC, 2010 -11

Bronx, NY

This project is a constructed  wetland park to filter storm runoff, improve habitat, and increase Bronx River public access. It included outreach efforts to educate the community about watershed issues through an aesthetic nature experience.WATERWASH™ ABC addresses unfiltered storm water discharge from drainage pipes emptying directly to the Bronx River. These conduits contain runoff from the 30,000.sq ft parking lot and 120,000sq ft roof of the ABC Carpet and Home retail facility at 1055 Bronx River Ave. The most efficient portion of this runoff will be selected for treatment.WATERWASH ABC is part of a series of works conceptualized by environmental artist Lillian Ball to actually solve storm water problems through innovative wetland creation and community educational outreach.

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