This park will was created to not only improve water quality to Puget Sound, but as a new public space for visitors coming to Manchester. The name Qaqad (pronounced "ka-kawd") was chosen to honor the Suquamish tribe who were the first inhabitants of the area. The facility collects stormwater runoff from about 100 acres of surrounding hillside and filters out pollutants including oil, heavy metals, and pathogens through a patented mixture of sand and organic materials in several chambers.
With its winding paths, futuristic water troughs and lots of grasses being fed by the filtered storm water, this is not only interesting to view but educational as well.
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