In the land planning business, the design and placement of amenities such as trails, parks, greenspace and gardens get most of the focus from clients and other end users. And with good reason—the goal of land planning and design is to create spaces people want to spend time in, neighborhoods and communities that are more cohesive, connected, accessible, and, yes, beautiful. But before any of that can happen, a solution must be created for something that many end users might never notice or even think about, if it’s done well: stormwater.
HAVE A STORMWATER QUESTION? WE CAN HELP.
Stormwater solutions are a part of nearly every project Fusco Land Planning & Design undertakes. And because of a combination of factors driven largely by local, state and federal agencies, innovative stormwater solutions are increasingly in demand. The basic mandate is commonly called the “first-inch” or “first-flush” rule. In essence, this means the first inch of runoff of a storm must be captured. The goal is to prevent much of the oils, chemicals and sediment from impervious surfaces such as parking lots and rooftops from entering a storm drainage system and, eventually, downstream water sources. Of the various solutions, some stormwater measures are more effective than others at filtering runoff.
Devising a solution to meet that requirement can take myriad forms, and additional regulations or requirements unique to some states and local jurisdictions only adds to the complexity. That’s why whether you partner with Fusco or another firm, engaging with a stormwater solutions expert with a proven track record is a must. At Fusco, stormwater management is an integral part of nearly every project we do, and we have created many different solutions over the years.
Here is an overview of some of the more common types of stormwater management solutions we recommend:
A lot more can be written about these options, how they work, and when and where each makes the most sense. Whether you have questions about stormwater management options in general, or have a specific project on the drawing board, reach out to us at Fusco Land Planning & Design. We would love to hear from you and help out.
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