Dealing With Storm-Water Runoff
From Irving Avenue to the Narragansett Boat Club, five of these structures shoot storm water straight from the road right into the Seekonk River. These days, we try to slow down storm-water to avoid land erosion and to allow for it soak into the ground where microbes can work on the toxins. But in the old days, the idea was to get the water off the road as fast as possible. These old-school structures are what we have along the Seekonk shoreline.