The Stormwater Problem
Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on our roofs, streets, and parking lots, the water fails to soak into the ground as it should. Stormwater drains through public collection systems and is discharged into nearby bodies of water. The stormwater runoff carries trash, bacteria, and other pollutants which are harmful to our environment.
Rather than routing stormwater into public outlets, properties can absorb, utilize, or properly route the stormwater that falls onto them using eco-friendly design elements and infrastructure.
Stream-Bank Stabilization & Revitalization
High water runoff will cause stream banks to erode to accommodate the additional flow. The erosion can be stabilized using vegetation, rocks, and other elements.
Storm Water Management
Using eco-conscious landscaping and hardscaping elements, properly route the rain that falls on your property to be absorbed, stored, or utilized.
Using sustainable elements such as beautiful rain gardens, you can create attractive additions to your outdoor space that can absorb stormwater along with creating wildlife habitats.
Permeable pavement can be used to create walkways, parking lots, and other outdoor surfaces. Also known as pervious surface, this pavement has a open jointed paver system that allows rainwater to pass through it to be absorbed by the ground below.
Rainwater can be harvested from landscaping and hardscaping elements to be used for almost any purpose that requires water. It can be particularly useful for recycling water for landscaping, livestock, fire protection, and more.
Rain Check is the Philadelphia Water’s residential stormwater management program, designed to help residents manage stormwater and contribute to the health of the local rivers and streams.
Eco-Conscious Design Elements
These are only some of the beautiful additions and modifications we can implement to make your property more environmentally friendly
Beautiful rain gardens designed to collect and absorb runoff.
Permeable pavements infiltrate, treat, and store rainwater where it falls.
Reroute rooftop drainage pipes to store or reuse runoff