Storm water management

Summary

Strategies to capture, store, filter, infiltrate, and evaporate water runoff close to where it falls is key to maintaining a resilient water system and one of the keys in helping to prevent subsidence of low lying areas. The intent is to mimic the natural drainage of a site once it is developed. this can be done on a site-by-site basis or with a system of distributed treatment areas. Treating water on-site also reduces pollutants that can build up in large untreated water conveyance systems. An example of sustainable water capture is replacing of impermeable surfaces like asphalt of concrete parking lots with permeable pavers or crushed rock that will allow water to drain instead of washing across the surface.

Part of Solution

  • Jean Lafitte Tomorrow Town Resiliency Plan

  • Photos

    • Lafittestormwater

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