Monday, 28 November 2011

Bioretention and Rainwater Harvesting

Improving stormwater in urban and rural areas helps to protect the health of rivers, streams and lakes.  Improvements made to an existing building or parking lot are known as a retrofit.  The Ecology Action Centre is currently considering sites within the city of Halifax for a potential stormwater retrofit project.  Learning from retrofit projects in other cities is helpful for developping options for a site in Halifax.

The short video below demonstrates two types of retrofits: a bioretention pond that captures and treats runoff from a large parking lot and rainwater harvested off a roof that is used for irrigating a sportsfield.

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