When it comes to stormwater treatment options, there are several clever and easily accessible methods of removing the pollutants from the typical storm drain runoff at the source, before they wreak havoc on common waterways and local ecosystems. However, some of the most effective stormwater treatment methods lie in preventing these pollutants and other refuse from reaching municipal drains in the first place. For example, being careful about gasoline or other petroleum products dripping to the ground as you change your oil or fill your gas tank can go a long way towards reducing pollutants.
With that said, there are plenty of ways to reduce the level of pollutants in the local water table that come from all sorts of products that can hardly be avoided. For example, the roofing materials used to adhere shingles and patch leaks can pollute any runoff that makes it to the ground. You can stop most of this by adding stormwater treatment filters to your rain gutters in order to provide a basic barrier method.
Next, you can petition your local municipality to provide stormwater treatment filters in as many local storm drains as possible. These can be expensive to purchase, but if you can raise private funds for the project, things might go a bit more smoothly than you had hoped. Also, you can check to see if your local municipality has been fined by environmental protection outfits in recent years for excessive water pollution. If so, these stormwater treatment filters could save money in the long run by helping your local municipality to avoid all of these fines in the first place. Always do your homework on the subject of stormwater treatment before bringing it up to any public officials, and both the representatives and the people who elected them are far more likely to listen to your case!
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