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Bioswales channel stormwater into a trough filled with vegetation, compost or mulch, and rubble to reduce runoff, increase infiltration, and remove pollutants. Bioswales are often positioned alongside roads and parking lots to capture runoff. Bioswales often cost less than traditional curb and gutter systems, though their efficacy is dependent on proper siting, design, and construction, as well as continued maintenance. Vegetation used in bioswales should be flood tolerant, erosion resistant, salt tolerant, and native when possible. Bioswales can be used in combination with other stormwater best management practices to manage high stormwater flows.
Regular maintenance is required to ensure continued effectiveness and system longevity, including regular mowing and reseeding, as well as inspections for erosion, weed control, and trash removal. Proper snow and sand removal are necessary to ensure that bioswales continue functioning after winters in cold areas.
- Uses natural processes to reduce stormwater runoff volume, rate, and pollutants and increase soil and groundwater infiltration
- Green spaces can improve urban air quality, contribute to lower urban air temperatures, and be aesthetically pleasing
- Can be easily retrofitted during any landscape modification or parking lot/street resurfacing
- Construction and maintenance costs of bioswales are often lower than those of conventional stormwater management systems
- Vegetation Establishment
- Emergency Watering
- Management of Extreme Events
- Excavation and Removal of Pollutants
- Damage Repair
- Sediment Removal
The team at River City Environmental has the experience and know-how to build, maintain, and manage stormwater bioswales at your location. Call today for a no obligation custom quote.
TANKER TRUCK SERVICES
River City tanker trucks are available for any of your high volume liquid hauling needs. Contact us to learn how we can help with your project.
WATER TRUCK SERVICES
Call us when you need water delivered – we’ve got you covered. River City provides water truck services throughout the Northwest for all of your residential, industrial and commercial needs.
PARKING LOT MAINTENANCE
Whether it’s protecting your parking lot with sweeping, sealcoating or providing a clean, well marked parking lot for your customers and employees, River City is your resource for parking lot and pavement marking and maintenance services.
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SPILL RESPONSE
River City Environmental handles ANY size spills – from spilled milk to derailments. With 24 hour emergency response, our team of professionals take care of large industrial spills throughout the Pacific Northwest.
EXCAVATION & HYDRO EXCAVATION
From small areas to large, under foundations to major earth moving projects—River City Environmental is ready for your excavation project. Our professional backhoe and trackhoe services include water and sewer installation, septic systems, repairs and more.
River City Environmental helps you comply with the Clean Water Act as well as local and regional water quality regulations.
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