New Orleans is the third rainiest city in the country with an average of 62 inches of rain each year. Due to the fact that 95% of Orleans Parish is at or below sea level, New Orleans is the only city in the United States that relies solely on pumping stations for drainage. The neighborhood where Trinity is located regularly floods, making parking and even traversing the roadways difficult, and complete drainage can sometimes take several days. The new stormwater management system is designed to collect, retain, and filter the first one and one quarter inch (1.25”) of stormwater runoff from the Trinity property during each rain event. The collected stormwater is stored in underground tanks below the athletic turf field and then slowly discharged into the city drainage systems so as not to overwhelm the infrastructure, thereby reducing street flooding.