Hole-in-the-Wall Parking Lot
Outdoor Stormwater Classroom
Long Island Sound Stormwater Quality Improvements
The Town of East Lyme has created an outdoor stormwater classroom at the Hole-in-the-Wall parking lot located in downtown Niantic adjacent to the Long Island Sound.
The parking lot serves as one of two main entrances to the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and local town beaches.The 1.1 mile boardwalk is one of the largest continuous stretch of public access to the shoreline in Connecticut.
The outdoor stormwater classroom contains educational signs posted throughout the parking lot. These signs demonstrate many of the latest technologies and techniques utilized to treat and reduce stormwater runoff before discharging into the Long Island Sound.
In addition to treating 23 acres of stormwater, the goal of the outdoor stormwater classroom is to educate all people about the importance of keeping stormwater clean.
The Town of East Lyme has created a real-time weather and stormwater monitoring system that lets anyone with access to the internet study and determine the effectiveness of this project.