Stormwater management has become a critical element in new, modern construction and retrofits to control runoff from increasingly large areas of impervious surfaces and aging stormwater infrastructures. The ability to not only mitigate water runoff but to collect and reuse it has become a vital step towards sustainability and water conservation.
As urbanization continues to spread, the increase in impervious surfaces results in a significant loss of natural vegetation and soil. These surfaces, such as concrete, asphalt, and buildings, prevent rainwater from infiltrating the ground like it would in natural settings. Instead, rainwater runs off these surfaces and carries pollutants such as pathogens, gasoline, pesticides, and other hazardous toxins, picking up even more pollutants along the way.
This polluted runoff ultimately ends up in our waterways, negatively impacting entire ecosystems and posing risks to public health. Stormwater runoff can cause erosion, flooding, and water quality degradation, affecting the health of aquatic life and diminishing the aesthetic value of natural water bodies.
Fortunately, capturing and reusing stormwater and rainwater can help alleviate these problems. By implementing stormwater management systems, we can reduce the amount of runoff and decrease the negative impact on our waterways. Harvested water can be used for non-potable applications such as irrigation, toilet flushing, and vehicle and building washing, which reduces the demand for potable water and the need for costly municipal water supply and treatment systems.
Implementing stormwater management systems that capture and reuse stormwater and rainwater is an essential step towards improving the health of our ecosystems and safeguarding public health. By reducing the amount of polluted runoff that enters our waterways, we can help restore balance to our environment and enhance the overall quality of our waters.
Rainwater Management Solutions (RMS) works with Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) to provide effective and innovative stormwater management systems for commercial and industrial applications. Together, we are able to provide sustainable, high-quality systems for stormwater and rainwater management. By combining knowledge and experience that each company has acquired in their respective industries, we are capable of producing stormwater management solutions within the scale, scope, and budget of your organization.
We strive to continuously reinvent the wheel, making water reuse reliable, low-maintenance, and accessible via a stormwater management system that decreases your ecological footprint while also benefiting you economically.
Implementing a commercial stormwater management system offers several advantages for businesses and organizations. Let's take a closer look at each one to see how organizations can benefit from stormwater management infrastructure.
A stormwater management system can protect the environment by reducing pollution in waterways. Stormwater runoff often contains pollutants such as sediment, oil, and chemicals that can harm aquatic life and damage ecosystems. A stormwater management system can capture and filter this runoff, removing pollutants and reducing their impact on the environment.
Many jurisdictions have regulations in place that require commercial properties to implement stormwater management systems. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines and other penalties. Implementing a stormwater management system ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Managing stormwater can help meet regulatory guidelines by utilizing the following methods:
A stormwater management system reduces costs associated with water use. By capturing and reusing stormwater, businesses reduce their reliance on municipal water supplies, resulting in lower water bills. Additionally, some jurisdictions offer incentives, such as tax credits or rebates, for implementing stormwater management systems.
The best thing about rainfall is that it’s a 100% free source of water, so anytime municipal water is replaced with collected stormwater and or rainwater there’s a value of savings. RMS can provide ROI’s for homeowners and businesses that want to collect and reuse stormwater and rainwater to offset municipal water usage and possible stormwater fees.
A well-designed and maintained stormwater management system can improve the appearance and functionality of a commercial property. This makes the property more attractive to potential buyers or tenants and can potentially increase property values.
Implementing a stormwater management system demonstrates a business's commitment to environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. This can improve the company's brand reputation and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers. In contrast to common corporate greenwashing initiatives, collecting and reusing this free resource is a way to actually make an impact on your local ecosystem.
Interested in a stormwater management system for your company or residence? Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) and Rainwater Management Solutions (RMS) are working together to provide innovative Stormwater and Rainwater solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential applications.
We are able to provide sustainable and high-quality systems for stormwater and rainwater management by combining the knowledge and experience each company has acquired in their respective industries. We have everything you need in one convenient place. Check out our guide or simply give us a call at (866) 653-8337 to learn more.
The process of managing stormwater involves several steps, each of which is essential for ensuring that stormwater is properly collected, treated, and discharged. Understanding the stormwater management process is essential for ensuring compliance with regulations, protecting the environment, and safeguarding public health. This section will provide an overview of the stormwater management process, including the key steps involved and the importance of each step.
Let's get started by defining two of our necessary terms: Stormwater and rainwater.
Stormwater filtration is responsible for efficiently and effectively treating stormwater by separating debris and trapping pollutants before they enter the waterways. Here are a few of the filtration systems available for your stormwater management system.
The Bay Separator is a unique hydrodynamic stormwater treatment device that is an ideal solution for debris and pollutant trapping. It consists of two standard precast manholes and the Bay Separator unit. The two manholes allow for the removal and storage of pollutants, while the Bay Separator directs the flow of water to provide the most efficient treatment possible.
Standard manhole units are available in 4-foot (1.22 m), 5-foot (1.52 m), 6-foot (1.83 m) and 10-foot (3.05 m) diameters, 5-foot (1.52 m), 6-foot (1.83 m) and 10-foot (3.05 m) diameters, however the primary and storage manholes may be tailored to suit any specific site conditions necessary.
Protect water quality and remove total suspended solids.The Barracuda is market-changing, stormwater quality technology. A high-performance, vortex hydrodynamic separator, the Barracuda removes total suspended solids (TSS). KEY FEATURES:
The BayFilter™ Stormwater Media Filter is designed to remove sediment, phosphorus, metal, and other pollutants. The BayFilter™ is a state of the art stormwater filter designed to effectively remove pollutants such as total suspended solids (TSS), phosphorus, metals, nitrogen, trash and hydrocarbons.
The compound spiral media configuration allows for a large filter surface area in a compact footprint. This configuration results in the most efficient and effective stormwater filter available in the marketplace.
The BayFilter™ is available in multiple sizes, with multiple media configurations, to meet any flow rate and design consideration while targeting specific pollutants. A BayFilter™ System is typically a concrete structure (precast vault, manhole, or cast in place structure) with a single or multiple BayFilter™ cartridges.
Large volume storage is necessary for detention and retention of stormwater at the volume needed for commercial use. Learn more about large volume storage chambers with one of our preferred products from StormTech™, an ADS company.
StormTech™ Chambers make deals happen by reducing the overall installed costs of underground detention systems. Now you can meet the land-use requirements and overall budgets of your project by utilizing the most cost-effective subsurface detention/retention system.
Our team of experts is dedicated to providing customized stormwater management solutions that meet the unique needs of your property or project. We use the latest technologies and best practices to design and implement effective stormwater management systems that are environmentally sustainable and compliant with local regulations. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your stormwater management needs.