Everything to Know About Storm Water Detention

Stormwater is the term for water accumulating on the ground during rain and snowfall. When artificial, hard surfaces such as parking lots, roads, buildings, and compacted soil take the place of natural terrain, stormwater cannot seep into the soil. Stormwater runoff increases as more hard, impervious surfaces like concrete and asphalt are built.Stormwater runoff can result in flooding, pollution, and, most significantly, soil erosion compared to the original pre-development condition. Developments must include designated drainage systems that catch, store, and release stormwater runoff to lessen these effects. The Clean Water Act, state laws, and local ordinances all require stormwater management, which is what is being done here. Continue reading “Everything to Know About Storm Water Detention”