Not Gray, Not Green, Right in Between
Green Infrastructure (GI) is a complementary, alternative system to conventional (or “Gray”) stormwater solutions that mimic natural hydrology. It seeks to improve water quality and reduce water quantity by capturing runoff as close to the source as possible (i.e. where the raindrop falls) and infiltrating, filtering, detaining, or otherwise storing the runoff for reuse.
Green infrastructure benefits include:
After transforming the Old Francisco Reservoir into a public park, the new Francisco Park combines Green Infrastructure with StormTech solutions for a more sustainable and cost-effective community space, all while helping manage stormwater and preserving the natural flora and fauna.
Francisco Park Transformation
When used together, StormTech chambers and green infrastructure offer the most cost-effective method to save valuable land and protect water resources. Together they allow for a design that both treats a required water quality volume, while also providing attenuation for peak flow volumes.
Pervious pavement refers to paving methods for roads, parking lots, and walkways that allow the movement of water and air through the paving material.
A rain garden is a shallow depression planted with suitable vegetation which is used to store and possibly treat stormwater runoff from impervious areas.
A downspout is a pipe that directs stormwater runoff from the roof of a house to the ground.The StormTech chamber system can connect with roof downspouts for commercial and residential applications.
Rainwater Harvesting is the collection and storage of rain, rather than allowing it to run off. Rainwater is collected from a roof-like surface and redirected to storage system.
StormTech’s patented Isolator Row is a row of chambers wrapped in a geotextile which filters the stormwater trapping pollutants in the row.
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