Archive for March 5, 2012
If you live in an area that has a lot of annual rain fall, then you know that there is a lot of risk for flooding in the streets. If any sewer pipes or water mains have an issue, then the whole stormwater management system for the area is at risk of backing up. This is why every city worker and water service department should invest in a reliable stormwater management system. This is for the people who make sure that water lines are safe and that there are way s to drain all of the rain while making sure that there is still a system in place to recycle water for the city, town or even state in question.
To learn more about stormwater management systems, start by asking a similar department how they handle this matter. If there is an area of similar size and population that has had success with a certain stormwater management system, the chances are high that your local area will benefit from that same stormwater management system. For example, say that you have a lot of runoff grates that are located along curbs for hundreds of blocks in your city. This means that you need to make use of a stormwater management system that can handle heavy rains. You will need hundreds of grates, miles of pipe and water mains, hydrant fixtures and more. You will also need to hire and train a lot of employees that know how to check up and maintain these items in the event of overflow or debris build up in the water way. There are city codes and even some federal regulations on what may and may not be done when installing these fixtures, so you will need to work with experts that make sure you are using a system that will pass inspection.
However, the stormwater management system that you will need for a small town of a few hundred or even a few thousand is much different. These are the towns that are more spread out and do not have a need of clear sidewalks, because fewer people are walking along them every day. However, the runoff must still be diverted and managed so that roads and other public areas are not covered in puddles. Be sure to check out what is working in similar towns if you are a member of the local water management team or board.