Lower Merion, PA Stormwater Management Company
When managing stormwater runoff we strongly consider the possibility of a flood. Flood management is one of the many advantages of BMPs (Best Management Practices). BMPs temporarily hold a considerable amount of the runoff volume and release it at a gradual rate, preventing flooding.
A huge benefit of implementing BMPs is that they improve water quality. Many BMPs for stormwater management remove contaminants from the water naturally due to their design. This results in reduced soil erosion, fewer pollutant loadings, and cleaner bottom sediments amongst other water quality benefits. If you would like to have your property analyzed by a professional stormwater management company, contact Padula Engineering. Our team has experience in and around Lower Merion, PA and are happy to explain our process to you so we can get the project done right the first time. Contact us today.
Lower Merion, PA Stormwater Runoff Management
The team at Padula Engineering utilizes environmentally friendly features as part of our stormwater runoff management services. Certain BMPs (Best Management Practices) have appealing environmental characteristics. Shallow marshes and wet ponds, for example, can be used to produce wetland habitat or open water areas that are good for waterfowl, marsh birds, and other species. Some huge wet ponds can be used for fishing, swimming, or ice skating. Pond BMPs can also create excellent walking, bird-watching, or nature-hiking places.
To find the best strategy BMP, the benefits and drawbacks of each BMP must be balanced against physical site limits, management goals (flood control and/or water quality improvements), and other costs. Some BMPs are more useful than others according to the physical characteristics of the drainage area. BMPs that require a lot of land, like a pond or basin, may not be practicable in completely developed areas or on tiny sites. Due to space constraints and economic constraints, some sites may not be ideal for vegetative BMPs. The team at Padula Engineering is exceptionally trained to handle these questions and provide you with the solution that is right for your unique needs.
Counties, watershed districts, local governments, homeowner groups, and the private sector can all request/recommend/require certain BMPs. That is why it is so important to choose an engineering firm that can handle and navigate these waters (storm runoff pun!).
The most prevalent approach for controlling the operation of stormwater systems and determining how stormwater controls will be implemented is through local regulations. These ordinances are passed by governing bodies and have enforcement power because they are part of the local legislation. More importantly, ordinances can create new ways to collect funds for stormwater management system construction, maintenance, operation, and expansion. Padula Engineering is familiar with these operations, how they should be implemented, and working with the local regulations in Lower Merion, PA so work gets done correctly the first time. Contact us today to get started!