What Is Stormwater? Stormwater is the result of heavy precipitation (rainfall) and snowmelt, which more often than not will soak into the ground. However, this isn’t always possible, at which point it is referred to as surface run off. This is an issue, as the stormwater can cause water levels to rise and this can lead to flooding and environmental damage. Following on from this, stormwater can also lead to pollution and spreading of water that can have implications and danger for human life; if it is contaminated with chemicals…read more
What Is Stormwater? As the name suggests, Stormwater is wastewater that is the result of a storm. Stormwater occurs when there is nowhere for the water that results from a storm to go. This is often a by product of urbanisation, as there is a limited amount of natural ways for stormwater to drain away, and once the man made systems are at overcapacity then stormwater can become an issue.
One of the issues that comes with urbanisation in heavily populated areas, is Stormwater and Stormwater Management. Stormwater is water that occurs as a result of precipitation, but can also be associated with melting snow. When stormwater is not absorbed by the ground, it is known as surface runoff.