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School’s drainage system detailed

By JIM MAURER
STAFF WRITER
CAREY — A detention pond will slow the release of stormwater from property where the new Carey school will be located, architects and engineers told about 35 Carey residents who attended an informational meeting about the plans Monday.
The school building will cover about 2½ acres of the 40 acres off South Vance Street. The detention pond will cover about 3 acres, said Nancy Tobe, a civil engineer with Access Engineering Solutions, Celina.
She and Stephan Howick, a landscape architect with Fanning/Howey Architects, Celina, presented plans to handle stormwater at the pre-kindergarten through senior high school building.
Water from the roof will be piped into the detention pond, Howick said. The water will drain into a concrete channel and flow into a “micro” pool, he said. The water will stay in the pool to let the sediment fall, before it goes into a drainage pipe.
The water will move from a 12-inch-diameter stormwater drain to an 18-inch-diameter drain on Patterson Street, Tobe said.
The property drains to the southeast, she said, and the project is being designed to handle a 100-year storm.
It takes 20 to 30 hours to release water from the property now, she said, but the proposed drainage plan will release water over 125 to 149 hours.
Howick and Doug Rich, an architect with Fanning/Howey Architects, reviewed the building’s location and the interior space which includes two academic wings, two gymnasiums, and an auditeria, cafeteria space with a stage that can be converted to an auditorium.
Moving dirt is expected to begin by the end of March, Rich said, and construction will begin by summer. The building will be ready for occupancy by fall 2016.
The building design continues, Rich said, and another information meeting will be held in a few months. Drawings of the building will be presented then, he said.
Voters approved a 6.5-mill bond issue in May 2013 to cover the school district’s 30 percent share of the more than $30 million project. The state will pay the remainder.
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