The Friends of Cabrini has partnered with and provided funding for Cabrini alumnus Gregory L. McPartlin and the company he co-founded, Parjana Distribution. The goal of the partnership is to mitigate storm water on the high school’s recently renovated football field (with the objective of expanding the work to the adjacent athletic fields as funding is made available). Dean Allen, the Athletic Director, headed this initiative to partner with Parjana in order to protect the field, which currently does not have a drainage system.
So, what does Parjana do? Parjana® Distribution’s innovative Energy-Passive Groundwater Recharge Product (EGRP®) technology promotes surface infiltration through the installation of EGRP® devices. These devices work by accelerating infiltration into and through the near-surface soils, therefore increasing the volume of storm water that can be stored, infiltrated and ultimately recharged. Surface water that would have pooled or run-off is captured below grade, filtered, and thereby it improves water quality and reduces standing water.
McPartlin said “think of Parjana’s technology as an artificial tree root”. Parjana, in simplistic terms, conditions the soil and enables the earth to capture rain whenever and where ever it falls. Parjana, via bio mimicry – which is the study of how Mother Nature solves problems – developed and patented this innovative approach, which has no operating or maintenance costs.
Though the companies “roots” are in Allen Park; Parjana has successful installations spanning the globe. The Friends of Cabrini would like to extend an invitation to the community to come see the installation first hand this week. Please contact Dean Allen with any media questions or Greg McPartlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Parjana Distribution