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What You Need to Know About Stormwater Management

Flooded-StreetFlooding has become more and more of a problem in various parts of the country over the last couple of years, with record hurricane seasons dumping tons of water in areas that aren’t prepared for it. Your entire property doesn’t need to be submerged in 20 feet of water in order to have issues with flooding, though.

If your area isn’t prepared for it, you’d be surprised how little rainfall it actually takes to turn your property into a lake. Fortunately, there is something you can do to prevent that from happening. Have a look below at why stormwater management is important, and the options you can employ to keep your property as dry as possible.

Why Stormwater Management is a Good Idea

Properties without proper stormwater management are tempting fate in a big way. Too much storm runoff in the wrong place can easily cripple your entire business until it can be properly drained. That means you’re losing money for an unacceptable amount of time until you can resume normal operation. Even if flooding doesn’t shut down your property completely after a storm, it can be incredibly inconvenient to deal with. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a stormwater management solution in place, just in case you need it.

Stormwater Management Options

There are a variety of different stormwater management options available, making it pretty easy to find one that will fit your property’s needs. Wet ponds, for example, can be aesthetically pleasing water features for most of the year and provide an extra collection point for storm runoff when necessary. Better to have it all collected in one place than flooding your parking lot, after all. Dry ponds are another option commonly used in this area, and spend most of the year as open grassy areas until they’re needed to collect runoff.

Culverts and drainage trenches can be used to both retain and guide stormwater from areas that they aren’t welcome (like parking lots and common areas) to places where they can flow into the city stormwater drainage systems.

These are just a few of the many options available when it comes to stormwater management. In order to find the best one for your property’s needs, though, you’re going to need to have a technician evaluate it for you. They’ll be able to determine which areas on your property are most vulnerable to flooding, and recommend a solution that best protects against it. So if you’re worried about what might happen to your commercial property the next time a big storm hits, contact a professional you trust to handle all your stormwater management solutions. You’ll save yourself a lot of money and frustration in the long run if you do.

Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling installs and services stormwater management systems in Falls Church, VA. If you need any help with your stormwater management, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians. We’ll get you the best stormwater management solution for your needs.

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