Ecological Storm Water Management

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Ecological Storm Water Management
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-20

Ecological Storm Water Management means :

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In urban areas, storm water picks up pollution mainly from impervious surfaces and conveys it through pipes either directly to recipients or to a wastewater treatment plant. An alternative to this approach is ecological storm water management, where polluted storm water is treated and volumes are reduced through a variety of techniques that include infiltration, retention/detention, bio filters, and structural controls.

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