The Stormwater Pioneers program recognizes the best in stormwater management on private property. The selected projects demonstrate innovation, excellence, the ability to overcome technical challenges and a true dedication by the property owners, developers and designers to improving the environment and reducing stormwater runoff.
The first Stormwater Pioneer is Stanley’s True Value Hardware, which has operated as a family-run business in Roxborough for 66 years. After decades of working in a cramped store, brothers Mark and Joseph Jaconski decided to build a new store on their current site . The construction required the brothers to meet PWD’s Stormwater Regulations, which they did through a comprehensive design using a beautiful rain garden and two underground infiltration basins which capture runoff and store it for slow release.