Stormwater

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Stormwater is rain that has hit the ground. This water can be captured for reuse, but we want to keep it on the land longer. Our approach to stormwater management is to mimic the naturalistic topography and keep the water on the land longer to feed the plants and the groundwater.

Present day stormwater management practices wash all the pollutants off of our buildings, lawns, driveways, sidewalks and streets. They go directly into the local waterways causing erosion and pollution.

By changing our methods and keeping the stormwater on the land longer in an aesthetically pleasing way, we can restore our groundwater and enjoy the process along the way.

Vegetative swales, wetland ponds, dry creek beds, green roofs and pervious concrete are some examples used to keep the water on the land longer and out of the sewers.

These practices are also useful in cleaning stormwater naturally and remove pollutants before they contaminate our ground water.

Present day stormwater management practices wash all the pollutants off of our buildings, lawns, driveways, sidewalks and streets. They go directly into the local waterways causing erosion and pollution.

 

 

Water Cycle

By changing our methods and keeping the stormwater on the land longer in an aesthetically pleasing way, we can restore our groundwater and enjoy the process along the way.