Friday, February 8, 2013

Awesome Stormwater Drainage Filtration (Plants of Course!)

Though native species would have been better than grasses, I am still awarding the designer of the below stormwater collection system an A+ for common sense.
Grass filters stormwater before entering collection system
Grasses planted around the stormwater drain grate will effectively filter out most pollutants, sequestering many in their biomass, before the runoff enters the collection system and heads to our lakes and rivers.

If this application were used worldwide for stormwater then we'd be taking a dramatic step towards clean water.

Kudos to the unknown designer!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice looking area for a stormwater inlet filter. Im jealous of that nice looking grass as well! I wish my lawn looked like that...