Meyer Tree Nursery Retention Pond for Water Reuse

21800 Joy Rd
NeighborhoodRouge Park
Practice Type
    Additional Practice Type
  • WaterHarvesting
Project DescriptionThe Greening of Detroit's Meyer Tree Nursery Retention Pond is designed to collect surface flow for reuse in tree irrigation. The pond can hold back (2) consecutive 100 year storm events, helping to mitigate existing erosion and water quality issues within the Upper Rouge River. Besides functioning as the water source for 3500+ trees under production, the site provides habitat and environmental education. Native plants, water fowl, crayfish, wild turkey, and coyote can all be observed here..
Reason for ProjectHome/Business Water Efficiency

Project Details

Received Drainage CreditNo
Public or PrivatePrivate
DesignerThe Greening of Detroit
InstallerTSP Construction
MaintainerThe Greening of Detroit
Project Owner TypeNon-Profit
Practice Width920.00 ft
Practice Length700.00 ft
Practice Area109,771 sq ft
Acres Managed10.85 Acres
Million Gallons Managed Annually9.16 million gallons
Storm Event Size(2) consecutive 100-year storm (4.89")
Annual Maintenance Cost$2,500
Meyer Tree Nursery Retention Pond for Water Reuse