Sioux City Bomgaars Expo Center Water Quality Improvement Project
The City of Muscatine is committed to improving the health of local waterways. Using this project as a demonstration site, the City hopes that the inclusion of bio-retention cells and permeable pavement in an urban setting close to City Hall will be able to be duplicated throughout the City, further reducing the nutrient load into the Mississippi River. Bio-retention cells have been proven to remove up to 80 percent of total suspended solids in stormwater. In addition, it is anticipated that we will achieve reductions in hydrocarbons, heavy metals, bacteria, nutrients and pesticides.