Village-Wide Stormwater Management

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The Village of Bayside has a challenging, flat topography with clay soil composition that makes the design of efficient stormwater facilities critical to flood prevention. Several locations in the village have low points with over-burdened stormwater facilities or no outlet point for stormwater. Furthermore, the proximity of the village to sensitive waters such as Indian Creek and Lake Michigan make runoff quality a point of focus for their systems.


Kapur provided design services for a 1,300-foot storm sewer pressure main that ran from Ellsworth Park to Village Hall. This new sewer rerouted stormwater that previously terminated in a pond with existing capacity issues.

We performed stormwater investigations along 1.2 miles of roadway including Fairy Chasm Road, Meadowlark Lane, and Tennyson Drive. The resulting design regraded ditches and replaced driveway culverts to improve drainage, and longitudinal deep ditch areas filled with porous stone were added to create additional storage.

As part of a Fund for Lake Michigan grant, Kapur also designed and managed the installation of green stormwater infrastructure and hosted a public information meeting encouraging residents to install green stormwater infrastructure on private property.

Services Provided

  • Stormwater management
  • Drainage design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Green infrastructure
  • Storm sewer design

Industries Covered

  • Municipal
  • Site Design


Kapur has helped Bayside increase stormwater storage by more than 625,000 gallons, which reduces the frequency of flooding and limits related damages. Our green infrastructure designs have been constructed and operated efficiently and successfully, including the bioswale, rain garden, soil amendment at Bayside Middle School, the dry pond at Village Hall, the 8,600-square-foot bioretention pond at Ellsworth Park, and hundreds of rain barrels now found at residences. These new facilities have increased public awareness, decreased flows, removed suspended solids and pollutants in runoff and stormwater, and have improved the health of downstream waterways.