Who’ll Stop the Rain?

February 18th, 2016 Posted by City Planners in Los Angeles, Enviroment, Environment, Green Construction No Comment yet

Stormwater Management Projects

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s immortal song has had its meaning interpreted a number of different ways over the years, but it can be said with great certainty that they weren’t singing about stormwater management projects!

Stormwater refers to water which flows into drains from a myriad of surfaces such as roadways and parking lots as a result of storms. Unlike the water from toilets and sinks within our homes and businesses, stormwater is not treated at a wastewater treatment facility. Instead, this water flows directly into local waterways whereby pollutants of any form – including pesticides, fertilizers, and oils – enter them completely unabated.

As a result, engineering firms and construction companies have undertaken the task of creating stormwater management projects meant to absorb, contain, and filter this water rather than have it do harm. Examples include retention basins and detention ponds, both of which allow stormwater to slowly absorb into the ground, filtering pollutants in the process.

The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.

Creed LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.

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