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Damage from stormwater runoff

THE IMPACT OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT

 

Urban development has dramatically changed the natural system of stormwater runoff when it rains. Many of our cities have become concrete jungles! Rainfall is directed rapidly by roofs, roads, driveways and car parks into pipes and channels. Instead of being absorbed by vegetation and soil and slowly discharging into creeks, stormwater runoff erodes creeks, depositing sediments and destroying water habitats and organisms.

 

stormwater_runoff_1Stormwater runoff causes significant damage to our creeks and waterway

 

THE BENEFITS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING

By collecting and storing rain water from roof, Rainwater Harvesting systems reduce stormwater run-off taking significant pressure off stormwater infrastructure and the environment. This means:

  • Reduced need for investment in stormwater infrastructure (fewer, smaller pipe systems required)
  • Reduced stormwater pollution, erosion and flooding
  • Reduced maintenance of stormwater infrastructure (ponds, wetlands and pollutant traps)

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