On trying so hard, it hurts…

The bottom line is that we did not make it into Phase 2 of EPA’s P3 design competition. We did not even get an honorable mention, even though a whole bunch of people were really complimentary of the concept of our three-tiered pervious concrete filtration system. On one level, the outcome is understandable. The weather delays led to an incompletely tested and validated project, so our results were not conclusive, and there is still a lot of work to be done. On the other hand, I believe our student team represented Norwich in the best possible way, and I couldn’t be any prouder of their presentation to the judges. Each student on the team, joined along at different times of the project cycle, and contributed in different ways, but they all spoke in one voice at the competition.

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The good news is that we still have the support to keep working on the project, and have commitments from the town of Northfield, and ECHO to install our system on their properties during upcoming construction projects, so the Norwich P3 story goes on…

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