Cashing In

July 18, 2014
New construction of a Pennsylvania bank benefits from subsurface storm water storage

When ENB Financial Corp.—the holding company for Ephrata National Bank—started to scope out a property for its 10th location in south central Pennsylvania, the company looked to the small borough of Myerstown. This community, rich in agriculture, is located along a rural stretch of U.S. Route 422 between the cities of Reading and Lebanon. Route 422 is a segmented highway, separated into western and eastern sections, that stretches from Cleveland, Ohio, to King of Prussia, Pa., and covers over 270 miles.

ENB selected a 1.995-acre property bordered by a tributary to the Owl Creek, a small jewelry store and farmland. The property is ideally located for a bank because it sits along a busy stretch of highway in close proximity to the majority of Myerstown’s population, a nearby retirement community and a large regional grocery store.

With a location selected, ENB contracted with Robert E. Lamb, Inc., an architectural and engineering resource, to prepare land development plans. The engineers were faced with a difficult planning process, as the property contained a tributary and wetlands, which reduced the buildable footprint to 1.4 acres. This remaining acreage left no available land for storm water management because it was being utilized for the 4,426-sq-ft bank building, three drive-through teller lanes, and associated parking and grading.

The engineer selected a combination of manufactured pretreatment and subsurface storm water storage systems that would allow for infiltration to meet regulatory requirements. Working with Double D Construction, Brentwood was able to convert the storage portion of the project from the specified product to Brentwood’s StormTank Modules.

Originally specified with a combination of two different storage products stacked on top of each other and crushed stone, the Brentwood Module system reduced the installation to a single storage product and reduced the required stone backfill, allowing the customer to save money on installation.

Completed in the fall of 2013, this project met the developer’s requirements, maximized the buildable land, reduced the project costs and allowed the project to remain on schedule. The branch opened in November 2013, and now provides a bank that hopes to support the community for years to come.




Jan. 18, 2021