What is Stormwater Management?
Flooding from poor stormwater draining can be devastating to roadways, homes and bodies of water. Stormwater is produced from water that is not retained and becomes surface runoff. Managing stormwater helps runoff flow directly into bodies of water such as lakes, rivers and streams. Stormwater runoff can also be managed indirectly through roads, streets, catch basins, gutters and storm drains. Managing stormwater is critical to cities and towns to prevent flooding and infrastructure damage.
Some Benefits of Managing Stormwater
- Protection of Wetlands and Aquatic Ecosystems
- Improved Quality of Waterbodies
- Conservation of Water Resources
- Protection of Public Health
- Flood Control
Due to the modification of the Clean Water Act in 2000, which requires that communities comply with the EPA policy to reduce or eliminate pollutants caused by combined sewer overflows (CSOs), has caused an increased need for durable and affordable solutions in stormwater management. With upcoming infrastructure development and growing environmental concerns, managing stormwater has evolved significantly over the last several decades. All Out Sewer & Drain Services can guide you through the comprehensive solutions and services for stormwater management in Massachusetts and Southern, NH.