In urban areas, impervious surfaces such as pavement and roofs prevent precipitation from naturally soaking into the ground. Water runs rapidly into storm drains, sewer systems, and drainage ditches which can cause flooding, erosion, sewer system overflow, and infrastructure damage. Stormwater management and “green infrastructure” help control and reuse stormwater to preserve a healthy water system.
Containing stormwater and removing pollutants is an additional benefit to stormwater management. Surfaces such as roads that collect oil and contaminants end up washing into the aquifers and polluting the water table.
Many areas across the country are enforcing zero runoff policies within new developments and tanks are an economical and more attractive alternative than the traditional retention ponds or swales which require large areas of valuable real estate.
Can help meet regulatory guidelines through the following methods:
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