Friday, November 8, 2013

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

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