Livermore: Charlotte Ave. area
W. of Charlotte Ave., S. of East Ave., Livermore Map
Narrow streets, with parking only at turnouts, reduce paved area and hence runoff. Streets have no curbs or curbs on one side only, so water flows to landscaping. Swales in public areas are mostly planted with fescue that does not require mowing.
Swales with varied and colorful landscaping filter and degrade pollutants and let water soak into soil. (Click photos below for larger images.)
Across Charlotte Avenue is Bruno Canziani Park, where a detention pond is a grassy field in summer.