Solutions can be as simple as buying a rain barrel and planting a rain garden, or more complex, such as adding a vegetated swale
between your yard and the road.
After reviewing the three methodologies, it appeared that a vegetated swale
constructed over an infiltration trench, using the Presumptive Approach, would be the most appropriate for use on this project.
First, if a redesigned soil bed or vegetated swale
does not work as intended, the resultant standing water can breed mosquitoes and other insects.
Residential neighborhoods in Prospect Heights were built in the 1940s and 1950s with the vegetated swales
now called green infrastructure.
Thus, vegetated swales
provide an opportunity for your facility to slow and filter stormwater runoff.
According to the MPF website, www.manchaugpond.net, the grants allows the nonprofit to "install watershed upgrades consisting of rain gardens, sediment check dams, vegetated swales
, catch basins, purge pools, and infiltration trenches which were designed to either slow down and/or capture water so pollutants will filter into the ground before it enters into Manchaug Pond.''
• Drainage - The entire golf course drainage system outlets into the wetland complex through a series of storm piping, vegetated swales
, and overland flows.
Environmentalists are on board because they see dense development at the urban core as a remedy to sprawl - never mind the plan calling for the very latest in urban stormwater control, including vegetated swales
, vegetated filter strips and water quality basins.
Among the techniques evaluated in the report are retention ponds, extended detention basins, vegetated swales
, bio-retention, porous pavements, and various infiltration practices.
"What was installed was a series of 'bioswales,'" he says, or vegetated swales
designed to collect rainwater and filter it through native grasses before it enters tributaries.
The vegetated swales
, or riparian greenways, connect the basins to each other and eventually to a larger regional detention basin downstream.