Pemberton is a small mountain town located 20 minutes North of world-renowned ski resort Whistler in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
In 2019 the town of Pemberton was awarded a government grant to upgrade ageing infrastructure and give their tourist town a facelift. Pemberton had some issues with flooding and stormwater harvesting which they were keen to fix and at the same time wanted to create an inviting and enjoyable experience for the visitors and residents of the town.
One of the solutions was the Stratavault system, this system was placed underneath all sidewalks for two reasons. The first was to collect the mass of snow run off and rainfall that would typically flood the town, slow this water down and clean it with the soil held in the Stratavault Stormwater system. The second was to hold enough soil so the trees that were planted in the sidewalk could have access to nutrient-rich soil for many years to come.
Key notes from the Project:
- Stormwater harvesting and reuse was a key focus of the project in the village of Pemberton due to variable climate and water conservation goals.
- Green infrastructure, including stormwater management and street trees, was installed to enhance the public realm and address flooding issues in the downtown area.
- Permeable paving and biofiltration ponds were used to capture and divert stormwater for irrigation purposes, with an underground storage facility for excess water.
- Innovative technology, such as Stratacells, were used to provide the necessary structural requirements for sidewalk construction while also allowing for soil and water accumulation for tree growth.
- The landscaping was designed for the arid climate of Pemberton, with an emphasis on long-term investment in aging infrastructure upgrades and green infrastructure that will pay off in the future.
For more information about our Stratavault products for Trees and Stormwater Management schedule a Lunch-n-Learn with our team.