Sunday, July 12, 2015

How Stormwater Solutions Can Impact Your Business and Yield Profits

Storm water harvesting has emerged as a commendable sustainable practice over the last few years. Homeowners and businesses alike can find suitable collection and storage technologies that fit into their property and fulfill their water conservation goals. For commercial establishments or companies, specifically, the advantages that can be gleaned from these innovative stormwater solutions are valuable.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Why Using Stormwater Systems at Home Beats Recycling Your Gray Water

"Do you want a more sustainable home? Like many others today, you can explore various creative ways to reduce your use of resources like energy and water, as well as reduce waste. You can keep better watch or control of your consumption by enforcing household policies with your family, for instance, or reuse items that you would have otherwise thrown out. When it comes to water conservation, you also have to think of limiting excess consumption or waste and promoting smart use throughout the home. One solution that some homes are implementing for water efficiency is the use of stormwater systems. By collecting, treating, and storing storm runoff, these technologies help provide you an alternative or additional supply of water that you can use for a variety of domestic chores like washing your cars, watering your lawn or the plants in your garden and flushing the toilets."

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Better Storm Water Management is also a Homeowner’s Responsibility

"The city of Steamboat Springs in Colorado recently initiated a storm water management project that was set to begin May 26, 2015. The project includes the installation of an underground stormwater treatment device that supplements the existing storm sewer along one of the city’s major thoroughfares. The new system is expected to remove litter, sediment, oil and other pollutants from stormwater runoff before it’s released into the Yampa River. To coincide with the project, the city’s Public Works Department also hosted a one day training workshop on May 28, 2015 that aimed to discuss the inspection and maintenance of post-construction stormwater best management practices (BMP). Colorado Stormwater Center was tasked to present the workshop, which was held at Colorado State University."

Monday, July 6, 2015

Stormwater BMP: Infiltration Chambers in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

The North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF) hosted a program last May 28, which brought around 45 officials and civil engineers from all over the country to Wrightsville Beach to evaluate a stormwater BMP concept they pioneered. The BMP involves using runoff reduction techniques that sever the direct connection of rainfall and runoff to local waters. It employed the use of infiltration chambers that let polluted runoff seep slowly into the earth instead of going directly into outfall pipes and local waters.