In an undeveloped, natural setting, rainwater filters into the ground, working its way down through the soil to replenish the water table or running off to nearby streams, ponds and lakes. As development occurs, buildings, sidewalks, pavement and other impervious surfaces cover the soil and prevent gradual absorption. Once that happens, surface water runoff, or stormwater, becomes an issue. As it increases in speed and volume, stormwater can cause flooding and serious erosion. Storm water also picks up pollutants as it travels, including oils, sediments, trash and other toxic chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides. These pollutants eventually end up in local watersheds and can degrade water quality and harm entire ecosystems.
Stormwater management involves constructing integrated systems to treat polluted water, control flooding and erosion and even respond to a community’s need for additional water sources. Today’s Best Management Practices (BMP) and Low Impact Development (LID) plans involve the use of ponds and wetlands, rain gardens, permeable pavements and even green roofs (roofs planted with vegetation) to reduce and control the amount of stormwater runoff. In addition, stormwater management facilities can divert stormwater to collection areas where sediments and many pollutants can settle or be filtered out so that they do not pollute downstream areas.
BTL’s reinforced polyethylene and reinforced polypropylene liners are used all over the country for stormwater collection and storage. We offer guaranteed containment and one of the industry’s strongest warranties. BTL’s 84,000 SF state of the art fabrication facility and corporate headquarters has the capability to custom fabricate the industry’s largest panels for faster, easier and more cost-effective installation. Team BTL is available every business day to discuss your project, so give us a call at 800-280-0712, and let us help you select the right liner insuring the optimal containment solution for your next project!