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School plans rain project

Two events are planned as part of a storm-water retrofit project proposed for Capitol Hill Elementary School, 8401 S.W. 17th Ave., which has more than 4 acres of hard, impervious surfaces, including a large parking lot.

The school is being studied by the city's Bureau of Environmental Services for a possible storm-water management project to help enhance the adjacent Tryon Creek and Stephen Creek watersheds.

The first is a design charrette exercise in the school library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

The second is a workshop at 7 p.m. in the library Thursday, April 26. It will include information on problems caused by storm water, available technologies for treating it and a virtual tour of local storm-water facilities.

For information on the project and events, visit www.tenspiders.com/chs.htm, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .