Ridgewood / Indian Creek


When the Ridgewood and Indian Creek condominiums were constructed the project included only minimal stormwater treatment. In addition, the original drainage infrastructure installed throughout the development was reaching the end of its useful life and in need of replacement or repair.

Drainage swale before construction
Drainage swale before construction


Residents worked with the Stormwater Utility to replace crumbling drainage infrastructure and improve stormwater treatment in the neighborhood. The project included the installation of two new stormwater detention basins, modification of an existing stormwater detention pond to improve detention, replacement of pipes and drainage infrastructure, and reconstruction of a swale that drains stormwater runoff from the Ridgewood development down to Indian Creek.

Stormwater treatment swale
Stormwater treatment swale after reconstruction
Stormwater treatment swale
Stormwater treatment swale after reconstruction


Sediment and other pollutants are removed from stormwater runoff leaving the neighborhood. In addition, the stormwater runoff is detained and slowly released to prevent erosion of stream banks and reduce the risk of downstream flooding.

New stormwater detention basin
One of the new stormwater detention basins

Best Management Practices

Stormwater dry detention basin, stormwater retention pond, stormwater treatment swale


2009 – 2010

Total Project Value


Funding Sources

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding, Indian Creek Homeowner’s Association, Ridgewood Homeowner’s Association, and the Stormwater Utility.

Last Updated: 3/2012