The combination of impervious roof areas and parking lots on the 264-acre campus produce significant stormwater volume and water quality considerations for Cane Run creek. Like many urban watersheds, Can Run is a 303d-listed stream impacted by urban runoff and storm surges that overwhelm the stream’s capacity. The Cane Run watershed is also designated as a resource protection area that feeds the drinking water supply for the city of Georgetown. Lexmark wanted a stormwater solution that would benefit the community as well as the business.
The project team created an innovative project to reduce stormwater issues as well as Lexmark’s draw from the drinking water supply. This project was awarded funding in part by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Water Quality Management Fee and the Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program.