Saturday, October 25, 2014
Storm Water Management Practices: Pointers for Effective Home Systems
Installing permeable surfaces such as paving stones or bricks for patios and driveways would let the water seep into the ground. Planting trees and grass, as well as creating a rain garden in one’s backyard can also help in containing storm water. Choosing native plants for the lawn or garden is also a sound decision, as their roots are more suited for water retention. Other technology-enhanced systems can also help. For example; installing downspouts that funnel rainwater from the roof to specialized water containers, such as a StormChamber system, is an excellent option. Such state-of-the-art storm water management BMP is easy to use, cost-efficient, and can also help in mitigating one’s contribution to water runoff within the neighborhood.