Stormwater is rainwater that has fallen from the roof or directly to the ground. Few anticipate the volume of water that is displaced when a structure is placed on the site or plan for the flow when the topography is interrupted. Stormwater management can mitigate problems that stem from the flow and pooling of water such as over-saturated soil, root rot, erosion, insects, flooding, foundation deterioration and wood rot.
Stormwater management tools include rainwater harvesting, swales, berms, french drains, underground tanks and rain gardens.
Properly channeled and captured, stormwater can then become a resource, primarily for irrigation. Our approach strives to hold and utilize this water on the site to help avoid supplementation with potable water.