Fairview Fairway

Incline Village, Nevada
Stormwater Filtration
Owner:
Washoe County Nevada
Engineer:
Nichols Consulting Engineers
Contractor:
Q&D Construction
Technical Description:
  • (3) Jellyfish® Filters
  • 2,143 square feet of ArmorFlex®
Installation:
November 2013

Incline Village is located on the eastern North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Nevada and is named after the Great Incline Tramway built by loggers in 1878. Today, Incline is where some of the world’s wealthiest people have built stunning mountain retreats. This eastern North Shore enclave features some of Lake Tahoe’s most relaxing beaches and a genteel approach to lake life. With its proximity to Lake Tahoe, stormwater management is vitally important to improving Lake Tahoe’s water quality and clarity.

Fine Sediment Particles (FSP) are one of the leading causes of reduced water clarity in Lake Tahoe. As a result, the Fairview Fairway project focused on reducing the FSPs entering the Lake. Reduced FSPs are critical components of Washoe County’s commitment to meeting the Total Maximum Daily Load requirements adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency for the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Jellyfish Filter is a stormwater quality treatment technology featuring pretreatment and membrane filtration in a compact stand-alone system. The compact design and high surface area cartridges provide effective removal of fine sand and silt sized particles and removes a high percentage of particulatebound pollutants including nutrients, metals, and hydrocarbons. The Jellyfish Filter is available in multiple configurations for site-specific design and has numerous agency approvals, including NJDEP certification of a TARP field test.

The Jellyfish Filter, combined with the installation of 2,143 square feet of ArmorFlex articulated concrete block in a nearby infiltration basin, provided the Fairview Fairway project with a total solution for water quality and erosion protection.

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