Snow Vista Transformer

Snow Vista Transformer

Project: Snow Vista Substation
Client: PNM
Location: Albuquerque, NM

A new substation was located in a tricky spot on extremely fragile, erodible soil adjoining sensitive land maintained by Parks and Recreation and AMAFCA. During construction, heavy rains severely eroded the site. Even in the most severely erodible parts of the site, the land can be shaped to sustain and protect vegetative life and habitat. Among several alternatives to treat the site, one Is a long, serpentine swale that would act both as infiltration basin, preventing most rainfall from ever leaving the site, as well as providing a planting area where rainfall naturally concentrates.