Saturday, December 14, 2013

Stormwater Management Solutions Alleviate Water Pollution Problems

"Along Senator Udall's vision to manage runoff, there are cost-efficient stormwater solutions such as the StormChamber from HydroLogic Solutions, Inc. Its storage capacity is 60% greater than the next biggest product, which means that there are fewer chambers to install. As such, time and labor needed for installation is significantly reduced, while still offering water quality that exceeds national, state and local standards. Installing stormwater management solutions should also be complemented by educating citizens on ways to mitigate runoff pollution. For example, homeowners should limit their use of fertilizers so less will be carried off by rainwater. Likewise, picking up after pets will ensure that bacteria will not be conveyed by runoff water to water bodies."

Friday, December 13, 2013

Utilizing Storm Water Systems Can Prevent Algal Blooms in Water Bodies

"The main problem with runoff is that it is untreated, meaning all the nutrients it possesses are fed directly into water bodies. For this reason, many municipalities install stormwater systems as a best management practice when it comes to dealing with runoff. For example, Hydrologic’s StormChamber system function as underground water containers where rain and flood water can drain into, thus preventing run off. It has a special system that traps sediments, which act as carriers of nutrients like phosphorus. Whatever nutrient or pollutant is left behind will be decomposed by the naturally occurring micro-organisms in the stone and soil layer beneath the StormChamber. Lakes provide people with water, food, recreation, and a source of tourism, and caring for them should be of utmost importance. Fortunately, storm water systems protect lakes and other bodies of water from the havoc that algal blooms can bring."

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Effective Storm Water Management Helps Conserve Earth’s Resources

"Concerned government agencies, such as the EPA, have come up with several storm water best management practices (BMP) which they hope local governments and private entities would readily adopt. Additionally these agencies, together with private organizations and environment advocates, are continuously educating the public about storm water runoffs and effective stormwater management BMP. Innovations from several companies, such as StormChamber, have also been contributing to the successful implementation of stormwater BMP. By using the latest technology, stormwater can be effectively collected from streets, open lots, and households, and stored in ecologically designed and placed containers or chambers."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stormwater BMP Allow Consumers to Share in Environment Preservation

"Among the most successful stormwater BMP are the retention and detention of stormwater through systems developed by industry innovators like StormChamber by Hydrologic Solutions. Likewise, in keeping with their purpose to preserve natural resources, these stormwater BMP have been created to eventually benefit the consumer. Collecting stormwater for reuse in homes is a practice that had once been associated mostly with developing countries. Through state-of-the-art technology, these impressive storm water BMP have adapted the basic elements of stormwater gathering into efficient systems that eventually allow homeowners to reuse filtrated storm water in their homes."

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Search for Stormwater Solutions that Help Manage and Clean Runoff

"Stormwater management systems are designed to help drain water off the roads and sidewalks and prevent flooding as well as help catch sediments and pollutants that the runoff might bring. Ways to treat stormwater could also be installed so that water can be filtered once more as it flows out of the system. Although far from perfect, the various stormwater solutions mentioned above can definitely help minimize the environmental impact of stormwater runoff in urban areas. To help in management and operation, the EPA also recognizes such solutions and gives regulation guidelines for stormwater management. "

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Search for Stormwater Solutions that Help Manage and Clean Runoff

"Pollutants have a direct effect to the environment, and at the same time, stormwater runoff can’t be disregarded and needs to be managed. According to the EPA, one way to help minimize pollutants in storm runoff would be to clean up what you can before it starts raining. Clean up pet waste, trash, oil, fertilizers, pesticides, and other harmful elements and dispose of them properly. Aside from cleaning, finding efficient and effective storm water solutions that will help clean runoff as it flows would be of great help. For instance, stormwater systems like StormChambers by HydroLogic Solutions, Inc. can be constructed or retrofitted around different areas where water might pool. "

Monday, November 11, 2013

Reliable Stormwater Solutions Made for You to Save the Environment

Water pollution due to stormwater runoff can also be avoided by keeping your surroundings clean. Make sure not to dump anything into the storm drains. Keep septic systems well-maintained and manage yard waste properly by removing debris and other plant waste. Pet litter should also be managed properly by placing it in a double bag and throwing it into the garbage bin. Vehicle fluids can also affect stormwater, so recycle any anti-freeze and used oil. Don't forget to maintain your car as well to avoid fluid leaks. Once these environmentally-friendly stormwater management solutions are put in place, stormwater runoff problems can be rectified. Not only will properties be maintained, water pollution will be avoided as well.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Role of Efficient Stormwater Systems: Countering Water Pollution

In order to prevent this problem from escalating, long-lasting stormwater systems need to be put in place. This type of system prevents flooding and removes pollutants from before they become part of the main source for drinking water. Without storm water systems, the stormwater runoff will be forced to flow into the nearest body of water without treatment. This means that the water will be contaminated with pollutants including pet wastes, pesticide, litter, gasoline or anything that can be dissolved or swept away by water. Two types of reliable storm water systems are commonly used, namely the retention and the detention systems. The former is designed to allow water to seep through the ground without directly discharging it to natural water bodies while the latter, being the most recognizable system, allows material to settle and be absorbed.

Clearing Out Sediments: How Effective Stormwater Systems Can Help

"While urban forests have been seen as a viable solution, another way to manage stormwater is by constructing stormwater systems that allow water to flow into chambers where they are filtered for sediments. Water flows down from drains in areas where water might pool and arrive in a catch basin where larger sediments are collected before it continues to flow. Then, the water passes through pipes where pollutant traps are set up to serve as filters. Having an effective stormwater system can help in keeping bodies of water clean and thriving for people to enjoy. Many companies like HydroLogic Solutions, Inc. offer low-cost and effective solutions, such as their StormChambers, for managing stormwater runoff as well as other methods to treat and reuse rainwater for many residential and commercial purposes."

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Utilize Efficient Storm Water Management Systems to Recycle Water

Getting an efficient storm water management system, like HydroLogic's Storm Chamber, can also be a water saver. Often known as storm water BMPs (short for best management practice), these large chambers collect excess rainfall which you can then use to water your lawn or wash your car. BMPs will also protect your house against flooding, which will be useful when the heavy rains come down. As the population continues to grow, so will the demand for water. But being mindful of your water consumption and recycling water (like using a stormwater management BMP system) will ensure that future generations won't be parched.

Stormwater Management Information on Water Quality: Testing Tips

"Stormwater isn't just an annoyance that you and your house have to bear with whenever it's pouring outside. If you have efficient stormwater storage or reuse systems, such as StormChamber by HydroLogic Solutions installed, you can keep the water for cleaning or washing purposes. Moreover, efficient storm water management should also involve identifying the water quality of what you have in storage. What is Water Quality? Water quality is a relative term that depends on what you're actually testing for. An article by WikiHow states thus: The quality of water depends primarily on the concentration of the following compounds: chlorine, nitrates, iron, calcium, magnesium, and copper. Chlorine aids in disinfecting; nitrates leached from fertilizers are harmful to infants; iron can cause a bitter taste and discolor fixtures; calcium and magnesium can cause scale buildup in pipes; and copper is linked to jaundice and anemia. The pH level of the water is also of concern, as acidic wa

Friday, November 8, 2013

Proper Stormwater BMP and Garbage Disposal Can Help Prevent Floods

You can also install a storm water management system in your home. Also known as a stormwater BMP, it's basically a huge chamber that collects excess water and slowly releases it to prevent floods. HydroLogic Solutions, for example, offers many an efficient stormwater BMP to both commercial and residential clients. Of course, floods like those in Colorado are natural disasters. However, by properly disposing of your garbage or even installing a storm water BMP chamber, you can mitigate the damage that flooding can do to your city and your home.

Essentials of Stormwater BMP: Effective Ways to Reduce Runoff at Home

"In essence, stormwater runoff refers to the water that does not soak into the ground that it falls on, thus collecting on the surface to the point of flooding low areas of your house such as your basement. Aside from contributing to rot and damage of most surfaces, it becomes much more of a threat as runoff could carry destructive sediments and chemicals. To apply efficient stormwater BMP or best management practice at home, you should know how to reduce stormwater runoff in your house through the following ways: Minimize Impervious Surfaces Since runoff is basically the water not being absorbed into the ground, one of the best ways to prevent pools of water around you property is to avoid having impervious surfaces in the first place. As advises: Replace concrete or asphalt slabs with pavers. You can use paving stones or bricks for patios, walkways, and driveways. Water can seep down into the spaces between the individual pavers, thus reducing the amount of runof

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sound Stormwater Solutions Can Solve Several Potable Water Problems

The common answer to this problem is usually a chlorine treatment similar to that used to clean swimming pools. However, this form of chemical treatment is dangerous due to the chemical properties of chlorine (a toxic gas) and the potential hazardous effects of combining chlorine with water. As such, other stormwater solutions like filtration have been proposed. Filtering involves using a filter to separate unwanted impurities from the water that will undergo purification. These filters vary in size, some are used to separate debris and twigs, among other things, from water; some remove impurities such as sediments and bacteria. The end result, after undergoing multiple stages of filtration, is clean water.

Reliable Stormwater Systems Keeps All Those Potential Floods at Bay

Flash floods and mudslides are a problem that affect people almost everywhere, particularly those that live in hilly areas like Iowa. Due to these natural disaster risks, investing in good and sturdy stormwater systems should be a priority in areas prone to flooding, especially when planning to develop a community. A good stormwater system should be able to contain a large volume of water at any given time, seeing that the purpose of these water systems is to have a holding area for rain water, thus preventing floods. As these systems collect water during severe rains, operators have the option to gradually release water that has accumulated in these water systems. This may result in very minor flooding, but it helps in the long run since the controlled release prevents flash floods.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Poor Storm Water Management Results in Many Waterborne Health Hazards

The Hudson River is an important watercourse serving as the gateway to mainland New York up north. Ships frequently pass through the river, allowing trade and tourism to reach inland, especially the state capital of Albany. As of late, however, the Hudson has been limited to shipping; Casey Tolan of the New York Daily News reports that its days of being a hot swimming spot are all but over. Water samples picked up and analyzed by Columbia University microbiologists detected significant traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the so-called “superbugs.” These bacteria have developed strong immunity to antibiotics over time, rendering a number of those on the market ineffective. Swimming in the Hudson, especially with an open wound, increases the chances of getting the superbug. Experts believe methods such as proper storm water management could have prevented this problem from getting worse.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Reliable Stormwater BMP Can Save You from a Number of Penalties

Puget Sound in Washington State has a long-standing problem with regards to pollution. According to the Washington Environmental Council, around 14 million pounds of toxic waste enter its waters every year. Nobody wants to see Puget Sound, the state's maritime gateway to economic coastal hubs, decidedly unsound; that's why four companies have recently been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for aggravating the problem, according to Michelle Esteban of Komo News. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) slapped a total of $847,000 in fines on an auto works facility, a waste management company, a construction firm, and a cement manufacturer for polluted stormwater runoff. If Puget Sound is to have any hope of being a wildlife sanctuary again, it has to start with the folks living on the coastline; to that end, more than one good stormwater BMP (best management practice) should be requirements in running any business.