Collecting and reusing storm water can help alleviate the problems caused by increased development of impermeable surfaces like roads and buildings. By storing would be flood water you can prevent massive soil erosion and contamination of nearby facilities. This process works by the tank(s) collecting the major rainwater surge typically from drains, streets or parking lots. The water is channeled to a Flowtite™ Stormwater tank where it can be distributed for reuse or disposal over time.
Stormwater collection systems offer a more space efficient and watertight solution than conventional retention ponds/ditches. Although ponds detain water; by nature they collect oil and trash, occupy valuable real estate, are unappealing eyesores for home owners , and require regular maintenance.
Excessive runoff water leads to:
- Flash flooding.
- Contaminated water supplies.
- Higher water/sewer rates.
- Unhealthy levels of toxins.
- Over taxing of water treatment plants
Green Building projects designed with water management in mind, will generally require water storage tanks. Green Building designs that incorporate fiberglass storm water detention tanks may well qualify for points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s sustainable sites and water efficiency categories of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™.