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News would like to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day!

Apr 22, 2016

The Earth is 70% covered in water, with 2.5% of that being fresh water. With stormwater runoff being one of the leading causes of water pollution in the world today, it is important that we all do our part in keeping our waterways clean. Here are 10 more stormwater facts to remember on this beautiful Earth Day.

  1. Stormwater comes from precipitation.

  2.  Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff.

  3. Runoff becomes polluted as it runs along roads, parking lots, roofs, lawns and farms.

  4. Runoff contains pollutants such as automotive fluids, fertilizers and pesticides, bacteria, sediments, litter, and pet waste.

  5. Surface runoff flows into a storm sewer that eventually flows into waterways (rivers, streams, lakes, oceans).

  6. Runoff is typically not treated before it enters the waterways.

  7. Landscape architects are now developing new options to reduce runoff including porous pavement, biodetention ponds, flow through planters, French drains, green roofs, use of native plants, reduction of lawn areas, rain gardens and bioswales.

  8. Plants and soil filter water and improve water quality.

  9. Water quality is the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water.

  10. The water you drink is affected by stormwater. 

To celebrate this wonderful day in honor of our planet, we will be offering a 30% discount to anyone who is looking to get enrolled in our many levels of stormwater management training. By using coupon code “EarthDay16”during the checkout process, you will get 30% taken off your final checkout price. This promotion will be running all weekend, so be sure to enroll before April 25th, so that you can receive this great offer for your stormwater training.

Be sure to give us a call for any questions or assistance.


Happy Earth Day,


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