Roberts Academy

Stormwater captured from the Roberts Academy campus is used as a resource to feed rain gardens and bioswales filled with eye-catching flowers, shrubs and grasses. Stroll the walking trail to the viewing platform and enjoy butterflies, birds and wildflowers.

Roberts Academy “Front Yard” Stormwater Demonstration

This outdoor classroom meets the community’s vision for a gathering space and provides an educational opportunity for Roberts Academy, demonstrating the value of the Mill Creek and the positive effects that green infrastructure can have on water quality.

What is the Roberts Academy “Front Yard” Stormwater Demonstration Project?

A series of connected rain gardens and bioswales collect stormwater runoff before discharging into an enhanced wetland at the Roberts Academy entrance on Grand Avenue. This stormwater improvement project manages both water quantity, annually diverting 1.25 million gallons of stormwater runoff that would otherwise enter the combined sewer system, and water quality, through reduced loads of nitrogen (40%), phosphorous (60%) and sediment loads (79%) to the Mill Creek Roberts2

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Roberts Academy
1702 Grand Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214 

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