Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stormwater Now!

The image on the top was taken yesterday at 10:00AM on Page looking west towards Ferguson. The picture on the bottom was shot at 8:00AM today. One can easily see the effects of extensive impervious surfaces on drainage in many parts of our region. Pervious paving, rain gardens and any means which help manage stormwater by slowing down it's release into the MSD system can have a positive effect on our streams and rivers. When our wastewater treatment plants are overburdened during storms the untreated or partially treated volumes of waste and stormwater are discharged into the river. We see unsustainable practices and infrastructure around us. Be mindful and act at your own home and in your own business.