Water collected from a storm collects contaminates and pollutants from the ground and paved surfaces that need to be dealt with before reaching the public. One extremely important stage that is involved in all stormwater management solutions is filtration. State of the art filtration systems are used to filter out all pollutants, but they require the use of filters that may not filter everything out of the stormwater that needs to be filtered out. Stormwater management solutions involve several stages of filtration to remove large foreign contaminates to fine particles. In addition to a filtration system, stormwater management solutions also involve the treatment and storage of water as well.
Thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, new engineers and stormwater management professionals, rural and urban areas are able to utilize water generated from a storm in a safe manner. In addition to utilizing stormwater, stormwater management solutions also solve many environmental problems. The fact of the matter is, stormwater management solutions contribute to the cleanliness of the environment. For each environment, planning and preparation is used to design and retrofit stormwater management solutions.
Unique environments like parking lots, sidewalks, roof tops, roads and highways are not all going to use the same kind of management solutions. Engineers are needed to design techniques that will be successful at controlling the flow of water generated from a storm to prevent flooding. While preventing flooding, stormwater management solutions are also put into place to remove whatever the water management system picks up. Even chemicals are required to be removed from stormwater. In fact, stormwater management solutions can be designed to be capable of removing chemicals like oil. Water management solutions have been around for thousands of years and are still needed today to manage the flow of water generated by storms.