Presentation on theme: "Stormwater Management 1.Reducing pollutants in runoff Pesticides and chemicals Pet and animal wastes Automotive wastes Winter salts and deicers Grass."— Presentation transcript:
1.Reducing pollutants in runoff Pesticides and chemicals Pet and animal wastes Automotive wastes Winter salts and deicers Grass clippings and yard wastes 2.Controlling runoff Preventing soil erosion Minimizing paved surfaces Basement flood protection Roof drainage Landscaping
Stormwater Water from rain or melted snow that does not soak into the ground Runoff Flowing stormwater that picks up soil, pet wastes, salts, fertilizers, pesticides, oil, grease, yard wastes, litter and other pollutants Becomes To our Streams, Lakes & Rivers But where does it all go?
What’s the Result? Bacteria and parasites from animals wastes Drinking water contamination Basement and lower level floodings
Degradation of lakes, rivers and wetlands Algal growth from inputs of phosphorus Loss of habitat due to cloudiness of water Toxic chemicals threaten aquatic life Ecological Concerns
Floor Drains and...
STORM DRAINS collect more than rainfall...
and empty into a nearby river or lake.
Reduce the amount of runoff. * Minimize amount of Pavement. * Serpentine or traversing pathways.
Direct gutters onto vegetation, rather than paved surfaces.
Native soils, flowers and vegetation Reduces runoff from roofs or impervious surfaces Infiltrates rain water so garden is dry between rainfalls Low maintenance Provides habitat for native wildlife * Plant a Rain Garden! Painted by Michigan artist Ruth Zachary
You can prevent Runoff problems!
Store chemicals in Secondary containment Properly clean chemical spills immediately Wash vehicles at a commercial car wash facility Dispose of animal wastes properly Clean yard debris from paved surfaces Reduce Pollutants in Runoff By:
Manage Runoff Around Your Home By: Seeding and topping bare soil Placing sediment barriers Minimizing paved surfaces Diverting stormwater from basement windows Directing roof drainage onto lawn or garden Landscape to slow water flow Example of sediment barrier