We’ve been thinking a lot about rainy days recently, and not just because it seems like it may be a bit of a wet Spring. No, the real reason is that we have a few sets of permit drawings that have been passed back to our engineers with comments about meeting storm water runoff regulations. As various levels of government and regulatory agencies throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed step up their game to protect the Bay, storm water runoff regulations are starting to have a pronounced impact on how homeowners deal with their own runoff. Or at least it is for those homeowners who need a building permit.
We’ll have more to say about this some time in the near future, but for now we thought we’d leave you with one of the prettier ways to deal with storm water on your property: Conservation or Rain Gardens.
Before the pretty pictures, we’ll let this graphic tell the rain garden story.