Storm Water Management
Protecting our environment and conforming to local ordinances
Storm water management is a critical part of any major project. Each municipality in Pennsylvania is different, but you typically begin to fall into storm water controls when you disturb 1,000 to 2,000 square feet. Typically a municipality will have a preferred storm water management plan. CKC Landscaping can help you understand what that plan is and build it for you. Most storm water plans revolve around capturing runoff and re-charging it back into the groundwater supply. Whether your interest range from installing the bare minimum to satisfy your township, or you want to protect your environment CKC Landscaping can design and install the storm water management feature you need. Call us for a free estimate 610-436-1810
A retention basin is used to manage stormwater runoff to prevent flooding and downstream erosion, and improve water quality in an adjacent river, stream, or lake. Sometimes called a wet pond or wet detention basin, it is an artificial lake with vegetation around the perimeter, and sometimes includes a permanent pool of water in its design. Typically a basin is used to manage storm water in large area’s, perhaps several acres.
A lot of municipalities are moving towards underground recharge systems. These systems are typically closed, and ussually feature direct intake of your homes downspouts in to the drain area. These systems are commonly referred to soakaway pits, underground basins, or infiltration trenches. They all are based on the simple principle to capture stormwater and recharge it back into the ground water supply.