Conservation in our Community
Learn about conservation efforts right here in our community…
The “Site 1 MSW” area of Newton County’s landfill closed in 1991. Though no environmental improvements are required, the site is within a quarter mile of the Yellow River, so Newton County is bringing the site up to current standards. This includes removing the waste and treating the remaining soil.
Oxford’s new City Hall opened in 2010. This redevelopment implemented several new stormwater mitigation features. Porous pavement in the parking areas to reduce runoff. Any remaining stormwater is captured by a rain garden, which slowly filters the water through layers of stone and soil. An underground vault collects the remaining stormwater and stores it for future irrigation.
The Park, finished in 1998, includes several stormwater management techniques that weren’t adopted by the State of Georgia until 2011. These include: riparian buffers, a design to fit the terrain, reduced grading, a reduced parking footprint, and (as you can see in the image), great efforts to preserve mature trees. Runoff is directed to pervious areas, such as gravel parking lots.