What is a freshwater lens?

A freshwater lens occurs when rainwater seeps through the surface and gathers over the seawater. Freshwater is less dense than sea water, so it floats on top of the sea water. The weight of the rainwater that percolates into the ground depresses the salt water beneath it forming a profile that has the appearance of a lens. It is a source of fresh water for the island. We want to get rid of our storm water by allowing it to percolate to our fresh water lens.

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1. Why is the City doing these stormwater improvements?
2. How does a stormwater infiltration trench work?
3. What is a freshwater lens?
4. Will my property be disturbed during the improvements?
5. How long will the construction take?
6. Where does this money come from to pay for these improvements?
7. Where can I get more information?