Population growth and suburban sprawl has resulted in an increase in the amount of impervious surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and streets. These impervious surfaces prevent storm water runoff from naturally soaking into the ground.
The run-off picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flows into storm sewer systems or directly into waterways. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterways that provide us with drinking water or are used for recreational activities.
The direct costs (drinking water treatment costs) and indirect costs (adverse effects on ecosystems and increased risks of floods from high levels of sediments) are a major burden to affected communities.
Our bio-retention solutions use the power of nature to reduce the direct and indirect costs associated with rain water run-off. Our compost based solutions filter, retain and infiltrate storm water runoff from developed sites. Compost, soil, plants, and microbes are effective in removing pollutants. Our products and systems are a cost effective and aesthetically attractive method to reduce and treat run-off.
We also offer inlet protection products that guard storm sewers from polluted run-off.