A blog post abroad! Stormwater isn’t just a hot topic in the U.S. since poor management has destructive consequences. In today’s blog we travel all the way to Australia for an where the discussion is the increasing urbanization of their coastlines, and proliferation of impervious surfaces, has meant that up to 80% of stormwater now runs rapidly into a dense underground network of drains. Unfortunately, when we say “drains” we don’t mean drainage systems and instead a toxic cocktail of contaminants flow at rapid rates into the aquatic ecosystems that lie at the end of the pipe.
Torrent has been solving problems like the ones in Australia for over 44 years. Cost-effective, eco-friendly options are available and we can only hope someday they reach as far as Australia. In the meantime, Aussies are focused on building better cities starting with the design and construction of cities to protect waterways such as rivers and effectively manager stormwater.
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