Monday, October 6, 2014

Reducing Runoff: Stormwater Solutions Must Begin at Your Own Property

Much of the rainwater that goes into a community drainage system is conveyed from roofs by roof gutters. These gutters have downspouts that deliver the rainwater to the community sewer system. Disconnecting your downspout will direct the rainwater from your roof to your yard. If you’re worried that all the water would flood your property, consider adopting storm water solutions, such as a storm chamber. A storm chamber will act as storage for rainwater that goes into your property. Some chambers are big enough to clear your lot of all runoff as soon as the rain stops. Additionally, you may want to use pervious materials as pavement in your yard. This will direct the water these materials will absorb to the chamber.

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