Archive for April 20, 2012
When it comes to proper stormwater management, there are a number of different solutions and tactics available today that can prevent a large percentage of everyday pollutants from making it into the common waterways in an area. However, the financial situation of various municipalities can vary by quite a bit, so the best and most effective stormwater management solutions may need to be undertaken by the citizenry on a voluntary basis. Fortunately, the stormwater management tools that are available today tend to be quite effective and relatively inexpensive in most cases, so it does pay to take a look at the options available.
To begin, stormwater management solutions for municipalities usually include installing filtration devices on local storm drains that are designed to filter out common pollutants such as gas, oil, litter, and animal waste from the local stormwater runoff. However, while the initial investment in municipal filtration devices for stormwater management is often not very expensive, the costs of maintenance can often make the tax base balk. However, individual stormwater management can have a great effect when these efforts are combined in a given area.
For example, raising awareness about the dangers of petroleum byproducts and various automotive fluids in the local stormwater runoff can induce many people to add stormwater management filters to their garage drains, and to be more careful in general when filling up their car or otherwise maintaining it. Individual stormwater management can find another big help in the form of rainwater spout filtration devices as well. These filters are affixed to the end of a rainspout on your home, and these devices then prevent asphalt, bird waste, and toxic roofing materials from making their way into the common water supply. These devices tend to be quite inexpensive, and a massive community effort can potentially have a great payoff overall!