Buffalo Street Stormwater Drainage Study

Warsaw, Indiana

The City of Warsaw had been experiencing localized flooding in one of the City’s main parks, Central park. An existing 36-inch storm sewer in the City’s stormwater collection system, was originally designed to convey stormwater to the existing Osborn Street Lift Station from major portions of the City including the Central park area. There is also a small stormwater overflow pump station in Central park. The existing 36-inch storm sewer begins near the railroad tracks east of Detroit Street and continues west through Central Park, across Buffalo Street and then flows northwest adjacent to Center Lake to the Osborn Street Lift Station. Based on pump run times and water level observations, the City determined that there were blockages in the existing 36-inch storm sewer west of Central Park due to root intrusion (i.e. root balls) at pipe joints.

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