The more that cities and towns develop, the more meadows and forests that are replaced by pavement and buildings. This in itself threatens local ecology and environmental homeostasis in an area. Add in how cities promote stormwater runoff and flooding, and the threat to the local and broader environment multiplies, not the least being to our lakes, ponds and other water bodies and waterways. Fortunately, many pond and lake management companies in Florida are doing a lot to prevent these problems and preserve our local lakes and ponds. One of the primary ways they do this is by soaking up rainfall. Here’s how it helps.
When it rains in cities, the stormwater, or runoff water, runs off roofs, driveways and parking lots and pours into the street. There, it can back up and create flooding which, in turn, can cause water damage. Soaking up the rain helps minimize the amount of runoff water that occurs.
As runoff water makes its way down streets and through ditches and storm drains, it picks up dirt, bacteria, pesticides, fertilizers and other pollutants that it carries back to nearby ponds, lakes, rivers, streams and the ocean. By soaking up the rainfall first, pond and lake management companies in Florida can help keep rainwater on-site and prevent it from flowing into streets and stormwater systems, picking up pollutants all along the way.
Preserve Water Resources
Runoff and flooding also threaten local water resources by preventing rainwater from soaking back into the ground. Soaking up the rain helps get that precious water back into the ground where it can keep local rivers and streams flowing and replenish essential groundwater used for drinking and washing. It also helps reduce stream bank and soil erosion.
Promote Climate Resiliency
The more of the country that gets continually hotter, wetter or drier, the more climate change accelerates and intensifies, altering weather patterns and threatening life cycles and growth cycles everywhere. Sustainable infrastructure practices like the efforts of pond and lake management companies in Florida to soak up rainfall can help local communities to increase their resilience to climate change.
Cool the Air
In cities, trees and plants work to keep the air cool and prevent urban heat islands. Planting more trees and plant life to soak up the rain also helps boost those efforts.
The trees and rain gardens planted in cities and yards not only help protect and preserve our lakes and ponds, but they beautify our neighborhoods as well.
The trees, plants, flowering perennials and rain gardens planted to soak up rain also provide habitats for animals like birds, bees, butterflies and other insects and pollinators.
When rainwater runs off into the streets, it costs the city and its residents to clean up. By soaking up the rain before it gets there, cities can reduce the burden on their drainage systems and, thereby, save money in water management costs.
At Crosscreek Environmental, we believe in providing a comprehensive, environmentally friendly approach in creating solutions to maintain the beauty and health of Florida's ponds, lakes, wetlands, and shorelines. We use the B.E.S.T.™ geo-tube solution and are one of the best geo-tube solution providers in the state of Florida.