Livermore offices and industry
A cobble-lined swale edges a Livermore car-repair shop. Below, the swale extends to catch runoff from the roof and from the parking lot of the adjacent building. Runoff from the driveway flows directly to a drain.
New requirements for treating parking-lot runoff are bringing bits of green and shade to the asphalt corridor edging I-580 in Livermore.
Above and left, Shea Center swales, curbless and flush with paving, are irrigated with reclaimed water.