Lindenwood Drive is located off of Shelburne road, in the Potash Brook watershed.  The SoBu Stormwater Utility received a grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation to install a stormwater detention basin within a City owned parcel at the end of Lindenwood Drive, as well as drainage infrastructure to allow for the treatment of stormwater runoff form 2.2 acres of impervious surfaces.


Previously, untreated stormwater runoff generated from a 10.5 acre drainage area, including 2.2 acres of impervious surface from Lindenwood Drive and Brewer Parkway, discharged directly to the stormwater impaired Potash Brook at the end of Lindenwood Drive. This project was identified in the Potash Brook Flow Restoration Plan (FRP) and helps reduce peak flows in the stream that cause erosion and impairment of the stream.  Additionally, Lindenwood Drive had previously experienced flooding issues within the roadway, due to a lack of drainage infrastructure. This project provided both flood relief to the street, as well as stormwater detention. 

Funding Sources

This project received funding support from the Municipal Highway Stormwater Mitigation Program administered by VTrans. The grant paid for 80% of the deign and construction costs. The remaining project costs were paid using stormwater utility capital project funding.

Stormwater Treatment Practice

Excavation of Detention Basin


Detention Basin holding water after rain storm


Detention Basin drained down

Total Project Value


Page last updated: 5/6/2022