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Storm Water Management at Your London Business

“Storm water management” may seem like a big phrase, but the concept is actually quite simple: managing rainfall and surface water runoff in order to reduce the possibility of flooding and property damage. But what is storm water?  How can it have an impact on your London storm sewer maintenance? And, most importantly, what options are available for storm water drainage solutions?  Read on to find out.

What is Storm Water?

Storm water runoff is generated when precipitation from rain and snowmelt flows over land and does not soak into the ground.  If the water flows over paved streets or other surfaces that won’t soak it up, it accumulates debris that could impede your London storm sewer drainage and maintenance. Overtime, this can lead to water pollution, so it’s essential to nip it in the bud with the storm water drainage solutions offered by BEST Plumbing and Drainage.

How Does Storm Water Impact Our London Storm Sewer Maintenance?

In London, the storm sewer will take water from the roads and properties to a storm water management facility for treatment, or to an open watercourse, such as the Thames River.  As such, it’s important to be conscientious of what goes in the storm drain, as it could end up in a natural watercourse and negatively impact the wildlife that live there.

You can be a part of the storm water drainage solution in London.  Here’s how:

  • Do not pour anything down the road drain that you would not pour into a river or stream. 
  • Dispose of harmful liquids at Household Special Waste days.
  • Use eco-friendly products to clean your car.
  • Limit the use of pesticides on your lawn.
  • Make sure your vehicle doesn’t leak oil.
  • Pick up your animal’s waste.
  • Look for other contaminants that may end up in the storm sewer. 

How the Experts at BEST Plumbing and Drainage Provide You with Storm Water Drainage Solutions

You can avoid most storm water runoff issues simply by employing the proper combination of engineering, construction, and site maintenance at your London business. With that being said, you can also employ some structural controls to reduce the quantity and volume of your storm water runoff.  These controls will also improve the storm water that is discharged into water bodies.  These controls include:

  • Pipes
  • Catch basins
  • Grit chambers

Some non-structural controls that your business can use are:

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Public education
  • Adjusting policies in regards to pest management and fertilization

At BEST Plumbing and Drainage, we can install catch basins (basins that collect rainwater and prevent debris from clogging the storm system) at your business.  In addition, these catch basins will help direct water away from the foundation of your commercial buildings. We also provide routine inspections of our installations and repair or replacement products in order to catch any defective equipment.  Our plumbing experts will also provide you with details of our inspection findings and provide you with recommended follow-up actions for you to take. 

Don’t let storm water runoff plague your business. Contact the experts at BEST Plumbing and Drainage for help with your London storm sewer maintenance today.

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