As Broward has become built-out, urban densification and redevelopment activities have made innovative strategies to providing stormwater management increasingly necessary. These new approaches, often referred to as green techniques, help mimic natural processes and integrate stormwater management within the landscape to create multi-functional site designs.
These green technologies divert stormwater from traditional storm sewer systems to areas where it can be absorbed and treated by the soil and native vegetation. Designed to retain and treat water on site, these green technologies create water resource benefits that include enhanced aquifer recharge and stormwater recycling.?
Green technologies for integrating stormwater management on urban/suburban single-family home sites:
- Naturescape with native vegetation to reduce water and fertilizer use
- Cisterns/Rain Barrels
- Rain Gardens
- Stormwater Wetlands
- Green Roofs
- Permeable Pavements