Stormwater Bumpout

Stormwater Bumpout

Stormwater Bumpout

07/05/19

“How can we keep stormwater in an enclosed plant area to build flood resilience?”

Plants and soil are great for absorbing stormwater runoff. However, it can be hard to keep the water inside the necessary area. So how can we use our engineering mindsets to solve this? Well what if we were to create a curb that would encircle an green area with a small opening so water could enter? This is the idea behind a Stormwater Bumpout, a smart, easy, and sustainable way to manage incoming stormwater.

Image credit phillywatersheds.org

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