“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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. “