There are many things to consider when it comes to maintaining an entire municipality, especially when it comes to the management of pollution in your community. One of the most important tasks a municipality faces in regards to pollution prevention is the cleaning of storm drains.
It is imperative to understand why cleaning storm drains regularly is of vital importance. Cleaning storm drains systematically will reduce the number of pollutants that can block your community drainage system and limit debris and trash from filtering into receiving waters.
There are certain areas that should receive special attention, particularly if they are in low lying neighborhoods. These flat grounds often don’t have a fast influx of water to naturally flush the drainage system, and can easily get backed up with some common pollutants that include:
- animal waste
- pesticides and other chemicals
In addition to excessive pollution, the water overflow created by storm drain blockages can also cause land erosion. In order to avoid such issues, municipalities must create a plan for cleaning community storm drains. These plans are also beneficial for new development projects, paved areas, waterways, vegetated areas, and many more.
If you would like more information about storm drain cleanings or need assistance in creating a storm drain cleaning plan for your township, municipality, or new development project, contact Action Plumbing today.