In recent years, there has been more of an emphasis on water quality treatment in stormwater management systems. The term ‘water quality’ refers to the condition of the water, including its chemical, physical, and biological properties, with respect to its intended use (whether it be for drinking, swimming, or agricultural uses).
Typically, water quality treatment is addressed through the installation of a green infrastructure BMP (Best Management Practices). These green infrastructure BMPs help to remove the total suspended solids (TSS), or contaminant particles, from stormwater runoff. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) requires 80% TSS removal for adequate water quality treatment.
Fortunately for developers, there are many kinds of green infrastructure BMPs that can be implemented seamlessly into our communities. Some examples of green infrastructure BMPs include:
- Rain gardens and planter’s boxes
- Porous Pavement
- Green roofs / rainwater harvesting systems
- Constructed wetlands.
WJH Engineering is always finding creative ways to incorporate green infrastructure into our stormwater management systems. If you are looking for an engineering company that can find unique solutions to modern environmental conflicts, contact WJH Engineering today!