The conversation about stormwater has been changing all across the country as more awareness and education is spread. We look at an article from Missouri where local businesses aware of the negative effect stormwater runoff has on local lakes and rivers. Table Rock Lake, a local favorite summer spot and tourist attraction, located in Kimberling City is at risk for increased pollution from visitors and stormwater runoff from parking lots and major highways. Store owners at the Kimberling City Shopping Center helped foot the bill to replace their three-acre concrete parking lot with an eco-friendly concrete paver system.
“What we wanted to do here is to have the water infiltrate down through the pavement and into the underlying soil because what that does is it helps to clean up the kinds of contaminants that we don’t want flowing off into Table Rock Lake.”
Missouri can look to Arizona where we have been capturing and pre-treating stormwater for over 40 years. Cities like Springfield can take a page from the Torrent book and utilize drainage systems like the MaxWell® drywell to reduce stormwater runoff and recharge groundwater.
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