It is important that a plan to reduce pollutants in water runoff from development sites is put in place to ensure that there is less pollution and erosion in the area. There are numerous easy methods that could be put in place to easily manage runoff from severe weather. However, not all companies do this which can result in a number of legal problems as their failure to have an approach to stormwater management makes them liable for negligence. This can incur serious charges so you want to reduce your risk of class action suits being filed against you and the best way to do this is to employ a stormwater management approach that makes use of natural systems to reduce pollutants in water. If needed, this method could be re-used for the entire path of the stormwater flow.
Using Nature as a way to manage stormwater;
One approach that acts as a stormwater solution is to use a large interconnected network that combines open spaces and different natural areas. By using this approach, you are effectively creating a filter for the water as the hydrology manages the runoff through the plants and microbes that will absorb contents from fallen precipitation. This is useful near the source of the runoff and it can be effective for ensuring minimal damage to infrastructure and the overall ecosystem as the water is managed and there are less pollutants in the water.
Mimicking natural controls;
As useful as the natural controls are, you can’t rely on them entirely as there will come a point where you need to have controls over the entire path that the stormwater is flowing on. You don’t have to worry though as it is possible to recreate the natural systems through the use of multiple design principals. Construction stormwater services use this method as a long term tool for stormwater management.